Student Engagement: Analyzing Text

“By engaging students in analyzing the intricacies of complex texts, we can transform their ideas about what it means to read.” –Mary Ehrenworth

Some questions to teach your students to ask as they engage in analyzing text are:

What does this text want me to know?

What does this text want me to understand?

What does this text want me to feel?

Read more about students analyzing complex test at

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-

leadership/nov13/vol71/num03/Unlocking-the- Secrets-of- Complex-

Text.aspx