My concern is that if we require that texts be deconstructed, we will CLOSE down the pleasure of reading. I read some things closely, of course. Journal articles, particularly those purporting to know what CCSS is all about and how it will be assessed, for instance, are things I read and re-read.
However, I have read over 500 books this year. Most of those were read for pleasure (and so that I can pass suggestions along to you, dear readers). Not much close reading there. And I hope we still permit kids plenty of time for OPEN reading (is that the opposite of close?) and perhaps use DEEPER reading in other instances (thanks to Kelly Gallagher).
But pay no attention to me. I have covered 800+ miles and taught 12 hours in the last 3 days. I also managed to read 2 traditional texts: IN A GLASS GRIMMLY and THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIE. I listened to two audiobooks. I also read my Twitter and Facebook feeds and text messages each day. I'd say that my reading has OPENed some new channels of thought and brought me CLOSE to tears and laughter.