*After having used this resource for little over a year I've updated it. This zip file contains the original version and the updated version. The updated version includes:
*Notice and Note signposts
*Question stems that students can use to form their own text-dependent questions.
**Also included is a ppt presentation version of the bookmark you can display as you and your students work through the close reading of texts together.
Using this bookmark will guide you and your students to effective, multiple close readings of texts. It takes readers through the 3 step reading process of figuring out "What the text says," "What the text means," and "What the text matters." This bookmark guide will help you implement the ELA-CCSS standards of close reading of any kind of text, and help your students grapple with more complex texts. Print 1 to 2 sided onto card stock or color paper.
** Using interactive notebooks in your classroom? Try out these flip books for fiction and non fiction close reading.
**Prepare students for extended response questions that require evidence. Help students write about their own interpretations of texts in the classroom: BRACES-A Blueprint for On Demand and Essay Writing
**Teach your students to read closely as they read any novel with Common Core Literature Circles
. Try out The Common Core Discussion Director
**CITING EVIDENCE GOT YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS DOWN? Take a break from the CORE with:
*120 Writing Prompts NOT Common Core Aligned
*Start with the Freebie
version of my students' favorite 24 prompts here.