Guidance for teachers and learners on how to develop close textual analysis (AO2). This resource explains what close textual analysis means and then allows learners to develop this skill through a variety of different interactive approaches. Ideal for the teacher as a classroom resource or for individual learners as revision, this resource can be used to develop reading skills, essay writing and examination techniques. It also guides the user in how to use close textual analysis for poetry, and drama (including Shakespeare) and can be developed to be used for prose. There are a number of printable activities which can form the cornerstone of a lesson or a series of lessons.