Close reading was our main objective while designing this product, however, we could not resist opportunities for:
*higher level thinking
*individual accountability for learning.
READY TO PRINT AND USE TOMORROW. No prep needed – just check out as many I Survived the Japanese Tsunami 2011 books as you can find, or download it on the Kindle app.
This product was an outcome of our classroom work. We could see the importance of providing students with life long tools that they can use with any book to deepen their understanding.
Kids love the I Survived series of books. Teachers find the book Notice and Note a “must have” for teaching close reading, a Common Core State Standard. Pairing these books together in this unit will provide you with explicit examples for introducing the sign posts: memory moment, aha moment, again & again. and words of the wiser. (33 pages Answer Keys included)
After using these materials In our classroom students began independently noticing the signposts in their independent reading. In our store you will find lesson plans for I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916.You’ll want to download it next, since the enthusiasm for the I Survived books will “spread like wildfire” in your classroom. Be prepared to scan the library shelves for as many I Survived books as you can find.