Close Reading Bundle - Close Reading Posters and Close Reading Question Fans
This bundle contains two different resources to use when completing close reading activities in your classroom. Both resources fit the “three reads” close reading philosophy.
Close Reading Concept Posters:
Students can use these posters to demonstrate their understanding of and show their thinking through close reading exercises. They can be used as an assessment for learning (as a diagnostic activity to see what knowledge your students are bringing to a concept), assessment as learning (as a formative assessment during a unit or as a review before the end of a unit), or as assessment of learning (as a summative task at the end of a unit).
This resource contains 16 different posters – 4 for fiction, 4 for informational texts, 4 for poetry, and 4 that fit all three genres. There is a letter code in the bottom left corner of each poster to show what genre of text to use it for (F, I, P, or FIP).
For these close reading posters, students are asked to do 3 close reads of a text. For each read they are instructed to mark the text (question marks on the first read, stars on the second read (for main idea and key details), and exclamation marks for the third read). They also have 2 reader response questions to answer for each close read.
To use these posters, students need a short section (1-2 pages) of the text they are analyzing (fictional narrative, informational text, poetry). I photocopy these sections so the students can make marks on the text.
Success Criteria and a rubric are also included.
Close Reading Question Fans:
This resource contains close reading questions for teachers or students to use during and after close reading activities. Teachers can use these questions for whole or small group work, after reading minilessons, during or after guided reading lessons, literature circles, literacy centers, pair shares, oral discussions, or during reading conferences with students. Students can also use these questions when working independently, or with a partner or small group during or after the completion of reading activities.
This resource focuses on three different reads for close reading. The first read is all about first impressions – reading through for key ideas and details, as well as any questions students may have. The second read focuses on craft and structure – rereading for a deeper understanding of the text. The third read integrates all the ideas, and focuses on what the text means to the reader and how it connects to other ideas and experiences.
There are 22 questions for each read (first, second, and third). The first 10 questions for each read fit any text (fiction, informational, or poetry). There are then 4 questions specific to each text type (fiction, informational, or poetry). These questions are coded by a letter on the right side of the question slip.