Unit 6- Close Reading & Life Discussions


Purpose

The purpose of this unit is to help you begin to realize how to create close reading and real life online discussions.


Introduction

This week we explore an extremely powerful instructional strategy to be used in online learning, and perhaps more importantly to be used as students read in preparation for online discussions.

If you can read a paragraph well, you can read a chapter well, because a chapter is nothing more than a collection of paragraphs. If you can read a chapter well, you can read a book well, because a book is nothing more than a collection of chapters.

Skilled readers do not read blindly, but purposely. They have an agenda, goal, or objective. Their purpose, together with the nature of what they are reading, determines how they read. They read in different ways for different purposes in different situations. Of course, reading has a nearly universal purpose: to figure out what an author has to say on a given subject.


Unit 6- Practice

Complete the following practice:

  1. Read pages 1-19 in The Thinker’s Guide to How to Read a Paragraph.

Unit 6- Self-assessment & Badge

Complete the following self-assessment: The Predictable Weekly Schedule Badge