Exploring the Close Reading Standard: Ideas & Observations (Paperback)
Close Reading is not a thing. It is not a skill. It is not a big idea. It is not new. In this eBook, Michael Fisher explores the somewhat misinterpreted close reading standard. He shares an enhanced collection of observations, resources, expanded and reimagined blog posts, and additional commentaries on the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards in general with a particular emphasis on the ELA CCSS Anchor Standard 1, otherwise known as the close reading standard, for both Reading Literature and Reading Informational texts. Chock full of links and resources, this eText gives you 'beyond the book' access to resources that include a complete reimagining of the instructional shifts, samples of lesson and unit plans that leverage both analytical reading and multimedia, and ideas / resources for building your web tool toolbox to take close reading to a whole new realm.
Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time author and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is the author of several books published by ASCD, most recently Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan: How do I plan for meaningful student learning? He is a contributing author to the Solution Tree series Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy and his latest book is Hacking the Common Core, the fourth book in the Hack Learning series. For contact and booking information, visit The Digigogy Collaborative (digigogy.com) or find Michael on Twitter (@fisher1000).