Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

02.18.15 Close Reading Case Study: Ellie Strand teaches Animal Farm

As many readers of this blog know, Colleen Driggs, Erica Woolway and I are in the midst of writing a book on reading. Our MO, as always, is to learn what we can by watching teachers in action.  Colleen visited a colleague last week to observe her Close Reading lesson and loved what she saw. She…