CLOSE READING: STEP BY STEP STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

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"Close Read: Step by Step Strategies for Success" is a comprehensive unit that includes wonderful resources to assist your students in performing close reading of a complex text.

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***Please note: The visuals from this product are included in Close Read and Annotation Poster and Bookmark Pack
You do not have to purchase both products to get the visuals. If you would like the texts and annotations, purchase this unit. If not, you can purchase the other unit.***
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If your students are struggling with close reading or are still using highlighters (and highlighting the ENTIRE page), this will be extremely helpful. However, this will be useful even if they are old pros at annotating. Students will not only learn how to annotate and read deeply, they will also learn what information to look for depending on the genre.

Teaching students how to read closely empowers them to become independent learners, and the importance of reading closely becomes clear in the first two words of the Common Core K-12 Anchor Standards:
*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

The step-by-step process is effective. It includes a gradual release of responsibility, which gives students confidence, as well as practice.

Step 1: Teacher directs/models.   
Step 2: Students collaborate. 
Step 3: Independent practice.

Annotating text can be amazing for students who have problems focusing and paying attention. Annotating keeps students focused, because it requires them to stay actively involved with the text. Annotating makes it difficult for students to drift off. It also enables the teacher to easily monitor attention issues and reading progress, by checking on the student’s annotations.

This unit contains the following resources:

~ Close Reading Step-by-Step Visual Instructions
~ Close Reading Observations
~ Close Reading Poster
~ Text Toolbox Symbols Poster/Handout*
~ How to Perform a Close Read
~ NAMES Poster
~ What to Look for in a Close Read Handout
~ Dig Deep: Fiction and Nonfiction Posters
~ The Prince and the Pauper (excerpt) by Mark Twain; Grades 5&6
~ A Letter from Santa Clause by Mark Twain; Grades 5&6
~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court A Letter of Explanation (excerpt); by Mark Twain; Grades 7&8
~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Annotation Example
~ Mark Twain’s Letter to J. H. Todd; Grades 7&8
~ Speech by William Lyon Phelps
~ Speech by George Graham Vest
~ Text Toolbox and NAMES Bookmarks*
And More

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Thank you, and happy teaching!
Darlene
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CLOSE READING: STEP BY STEP STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
CLOSE READING: STEP BY STEP STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
CLOSE READING: STEP BY STEP STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
CLOSE READING: STEP BY STEP STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS