This three credit course will introduce and build on prior knowledge of what a close read should look like in the classroom. Teachers have already begun to use the Common Core Standards and Instructional Shifts to learn about close reads. Now, they will be given numerous real-life resources and examples demonstrating how close reads should look in their classrooms. They will have opportunities to close read texts just like their students. Course participants will leave this course with a thorough understanding of how to prepare their students with close reads. They will feel comfortable creating lessons and text questions that encourage close reading.