This Lesson Plan includes Tier 1 and Tier 2 vocabulary, 3 days of text based questions and answers, and a writing activity to go with each day; modeled shared and independent.
Explanation of a Close Analytical Read
Close Analytic Reading: integrates and further develops many of the elements that are needed to support each student in meeting the standards. This capacity for incorporating so many of the other strands in one set of activities makes close analytic reading essential.
Close Analytic reading incorporates:
Academic Language: Close attention to words, sentences and language use within the context of the text’s unfolding ideas initiates students into the academic language essential to becoming an educated person. This close attention is vital for ensuring success of EL and struggling readers.
Word Study: Careful attention to word choice provides teachers the opportunity to highlight not only the semantic but the grammatical, structural and orthographic components essential to successful word study. Students will develop the habit of noticing words and seeing how and why they work together.
Fluency: Rereading and hearing rich text read aloud develops fluency. At the same time, it brings struggling readers and EL students into the discussion on an equal footing rather than segregating them with simpler and too often, lesser, texts.
Learning from Text Independently: Close analytic reading integrates support and teacher guidance with tasks and culminating assignments done by students in small groups and independently. Analytic reading cultivates the habits of mind that develop students into strong independent readers.