The close reading poster helps students evaluate sources and analyze rhetoric by asking them:
• What claims does the author make?
• What evidence does the author use?
• What language (words, phrases, images, symbols) does the author use to persuade the document's audience?
• How does the document's language indicate the author's perspective?
[Posters updated on 11/13/17.]
Image: Photo of Lincoln on the battlefield at Antietam taken by Alexander Gardner on October 3, 1862. From the Library of Congress.