This chapter was awesome! It is titled "A Way With Words", a quote from this chapter definitely hit home with me, "looking at word choice allows us to get to the heart of what people are saying and thinking" (p.33). There is a direct correlation with the common core standards that requires students to interpret the words and phrases as they are used in the text. What better way is there to address this standards than through close reading? To begin doing this the author offers the same steps as before, the repetition of using the same steps allows the students to become independent within the realm of close reading. While they do follow the same steps (looking through the lens, find patterns, develop a new understanding of the text) the specifics located within those steps have changed. A few examples would be choosing specific words to gather that evoke strong emotions, images, a clear idea. I think the idea of reading closely to examine word choice is something that I have never heard of, but I think students would really enjoy it. One of the best things about this book is that the authors provide specific examples that teachers can follow withing the classroom. The show different situation that students can teachers are able to examine and consider when thinking about implementing this type of close reading within this book. Please check out the links of others that are participating within this blog study!