As a teacher, the Common Core State Standards can be a lot to get your mind around. When you take a closer look at the ELA standards, however, it’s clear that the main goal is to get kids to engage with what they’re reading on a deeper level: to ask questions about what they notice, and to answer those questions based on what’s in the text. Another term for this strategy is close reading.
We’ve created two posters—one for teachers and this one for students —that explain the strategy in more detail. We invite you to share, pin and comment below to let us know what you think!