The Common Core Standards are causing teachers to rethink how we teach our students. For example, the close read. Here's what we've learned:
Close reading requires that students actually think and understand what they are reading.
It is a careful and purposeful reading.
It’s an encounter with the text where students really focus on what the author had to say, what the author’s purpose was, what the words mean, and what the structure of the text tells us.
But, there isn't much out there that shows us how to teach our elementary-aged students how to do this. This resource, Common Core Close Read 101 tells you exactly how to teach our students using several reads with different purposes.
This 4-paged resource includes:
* An eye-catching poster detailing what each read will focus on
* Clear and concise directions for each reading
* Instructions on how to plan and prepare to teach using a close read.
* Directions to help you unwrap the standards.