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Closely Reading Nonfiction

To read closely, remember SQ3R—Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review.

Survey, question, and read.

Use these instructions to closely read the following essay. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

  1. Survey the text: Highlight the title, author, and headings.
  2. Question the topic and purpose: Write comments on the document.
  3. Read the text: Underline the focus statement and topic sentences.

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