Close Reading Anchor Charts | [Reading Instruction] | Literacy Skills

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Display these colorful anchor charts and capture your students attention when teaching 'close reading'. Teach the important guidelines of close reading... display these anchor charts in your classroom and refer to them often when giving close reading assignments.

There are 5 anchor charts included. The charts measure 8.5" x 11. Display in your room to use as a guideline when you teach close reading. There are 4 choices on different steps to follow when doing a 'close' read. These close reading guideline steps are for grades 2-4 and homeschoolers.

Choices include; read, teacher read aloud, re-read again, circle unfamiliar words, writing important details, talk with another reader. These charts can be adapted to the steps you find most valuable to your students.

The 1st chart is an introduction to close reading and reads:

Close Reading- Read about it. Write about it. Talk about it.

2nd chart reads: Step #1 -Read it once for flow. Get the gist of the text.

3rd chart reads: Step #2 Listen to the text as your teacher reads it aloud.

4th chart reads: Step #3 Reread the text again. Circle unfamiliar words.

5th chart reads: Step #4 Reread the text again. Record important details in the margin.

Also, I have color coded the 4 different ways you might want to post these as steps #2, #3 and #4 can vary slightly.

Some close reading passages, you may wish your students to 'mark-up' and others might be from a textbook that you do not wish them to write on; therefore you have the option to display the appropriate anchor chart.

Also included is a teacher resource page that highlights the important points when teaching close reading. And an informative anchor chart defining close reading.

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