Close Reading - Word Choice
Want to introduce Close Reading to your students? Start here! In the PDF is 4 complete lesson plans (Essential Questions, Objectives, Standards, Materials, Assessment, and Step by Step Procedures), links to film/commercials to closely read, a project, a simple poster on closely reading: word choice, a note page for students to write or doodle their thoughts, a primary source, and more! The unit is based around gender and how boys and girl toys and roles are shown through word choice and images.
In this introduce your students will look through a variety of texts and learn that 'text' doesn't always mean 'book'. They will be looking through the 'lens' of word choice when taking a look at the following forms of text:
Primary Sources (Letter and Photos)
Students are then asked to try out using word choice with a fun and engaging group project!
Easily differentiate for most grades! I personally planned this for First Grade with lots of modeling and discussion.