Cloze exercises with a Twist

Here is a little more developed approach to cloze exercises.  I particularly like the aspect of having the students develop their own short contributions.  Many of you probably use this technique with poetry, but here is a nice adaptation to prose.  And possibly short dramatic scenes lend themselves to the same practice. A proposal for work with close reading from Nataliya Tsvetkova, teacher of the Russian A Literature course In order to ensure that students have well understood and remembered the details ...

Raising questions about commentary and close reading

The following excerpt would make a great discussion for your department, I suspect.  And if you have access to the PMLA issue of May 2015,  I think you would find much interest in David Steiner (Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy) and his take on the Common Core's approach to reading. Scholes-Menand