Representing Close Readings in Academic Writing

Whether we call it critical literacy, problem solving, or meaning making, being able to read and analyze with precision and judgment empowers students in all academic courses. In Representing Close Readings in Academic Writing, Chapter 4 of 360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing, author Eileen Murphy Buckley demonstrates how poetry provides an opportunity to teach close reading skills within one class setting, to give students practice in making claims and supporting them through oral arguments, and to shape evidence-based writing. The poems offered as examples provide a wealth of cross-disciplinary opportunities for teaching and learning. Download this chapter below.

In addition, you can access the audio clip below to hear an extended interview with Eileen in which she discusses some of these teaching and learning opportunities. 



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