By Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist
Like many kids, I used to watch Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (Okay, I still do.) In each episode, Scooby-Doo, along with Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne, would solve clues to figure out mysteries that puzzled others in the town. Most of the time, they’d find out someone well-known was behind all of the ruckus. Elwood Crane?!
Like Scooby-Doo and the gang, students need to become close-reading detectives when they read. By gathering small details, investigating the text, decoding textual evidence, and providing an explanation of their reasoning, students develop the close-reading skills needed to be successful in today’s world.
The infographic below is a great tool to use in your classroom as a visual reminder of what effective close reading looks like. Check it out!
Ken Stoflet is the Marketing Communications Specialist at Renaissance. He has been with the company since 2015 and can be found crafting anything from a press release to a tweet. In his spare time, Ken enjoys spending time with his friends, lifting, and making trips to the Frozen Tundra to cheer on the Green Bay Packers.