RIP, close reading

Close Reading passed away last week, writes Dave Stuart, Jr. on Teaching the Core.  The cause of death was buzzwordification.

The death of “close reading, one of the most ubiquitous terms of the Common Core literacy era, is mourned by the very teachers (myself included), administrators, coaches, consultants, and authors who killed it through overuse,” writes Stuart in the obituary. “In classrooms, blogospheres, publishing houses, and convention centers,” close reading’s name will live on, “if not its actual meaning.”

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  1. Thanks for sharing this, Joanne 🙂