Does your school expect you to use Close Reading, yet you don't exactly know what that means? If you are looking to learn more about WHY you need to use this strategy, as well as HOW to use this strategy, then this is the resource for you! Teachers love how this resource breaks down exactly what it is and how to use it in their classroom.
I initially began to create this file because my school district did not provide any professional development on close reading, yet the teachers were expected to start implementing this strategy into our English Language Arts framework. Sadly, that seems to be the case for many other teachers in districts across the country. Most teachers do not like to just implement something new, without a solid foundation of WHY they need to do it and HOW they should be doing it. After taking this school year to research close reading and its connection to the Common Core State Standards, I am ready to share this with you!
The title “digging deep” for this file comes as a result of what close reading really is- DIGGING DEEP into the text by rereading multiple times with a different purpose/focus for each read.
Part One: Digging Deep into the Text with Close Reading: 157 pages
This part of the file informs the teacher about what close reading is, why you need to be using this strategy, and most importantly, HOW it is done correctly and effectively.
Part Two: Digging Deep Close Reading Anchor Charts and Classroom Library Book Labels- 84 pages
This part of the file is more for the students. This part includes colorful anchor charts to print and post for your students, so they can refer to them as you teach a close read.
***This file does NOT include close reading passages for you to use with your students. What this file does do, however, is teach you about what MAKES a text complex and high enough in quality to use for a close read. Also, please understand that in order to implement close reading successfully and effectively, you will need to take ample time to read through the information presented in this file. Think of it as a professional development in a PDF format!!***
This is ZIP file. This file is aligned to the Common Core Anchor Standards for Reading for grades 1-5.
It is my sincerest wish that this file enables you implement close reading confidently, correctly, and effectively in your classroom!
Please contact me with any questions about this file PRIOR to purchasing.
Thank you for your interest!!!