Author(s): Jenny Thomas & Kirsten Owens
Complete Close Reading Book 1 is a useful book for New Zealand junior secondary students to help develop and practise the vitally important skills of reading with comprehension and responding to written texts. It may be used in class and/or for homework and revision.
Each of the 34 units is divided into five sections: On the Surface, Discovering Techniques, Search and Think, Hidden Depths and Extend Yourself. The questions are designed to help students respond to texts on many levels. Key features of Complete Close Reading Book 1:
concise descriptions of the purpose, structure and features of text types
excellent models of a wide range of text types, including narratives, recounts, letters, film and book reviews, historical reports, advertisements, cartoons and poetry
real-life and cross-curricular literacy links