Are you looking for ways to keep your students engaged while teaching the skills of a close read? I have created a note-taking organizer that students can use while reading independently, in pairs, or during whole group instruction while being directed and led by you, the teacher. This organizer will have students finding evidence to prove this is an informational text, identifying difficult words using context clues, creating a timeline based upon the passage, as well as, a quick write to use before your students read the text to prepare their thinking for what they are about to read, and a portion of the organizer has been dedicated to allow students to answer the "Think" questions on page 43.
An additional page has been included which will allow students to create a chart to organize their thinking. This will allow them to see how each inventor influenced the next in the path to flight. Students will infer using the text details and their background knowledge.
This is an excellent way to model the strategies of effective readers. As students continue to focus on necessary strategies while performing close reads, your students will develop the skills that are required of effective readers. I have found that these note-taking organizers are great tools to do this!
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