This is a Non Fiction Close Reading about Tree Squirrels
. Using Close Reading in the Primary Grades can feel overwhelming. This is a way that I have found to be effective in my classroom. I have included my outline for the routine to use this Close Reading over 3-5 day period. There are several extension activities to extend the learning even further.
Outline for the Lesson Plan
Teacher Passage(in color for projecting)
Student passage with room for annotating text
Alphabetical order(3 & 5 word version)
Label the Squirrel
Graphic Organizers(2 versions)
Close Reading-Labor Day
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