Close Reading in Kindergarten with Non-Fiction text.
Close Reading is my new favorite thing! Students need explicit instruction and practice with finding evidence in text in order to answer text-dependent questions. Our kinders are learning so much from our focus on non-fiction text! It is amazing how many science and social studies facts our kinders are learning! I made this pack for the first few weeks of kindergarten, as a way to introduce our students into our close reading routine. This pack is very explicit and makes it easy for the students to begin feeling confident in their ability to be close readers. The students cut and glue the words and match the word from the text to the word that is already in the blank. This baby steps approach will make our transition into students finding the evidence on their own much easier.
These mini lessons teach students to go back to the text in a thoughtful, careful and precise way. The text dependent questions are directly under the text passage. This reinforces students going back to the text for their answer. Colorful posters are also included for whole group practice.
Brown Bear and Friends Close Reading Includes:
9 Non-Fiction Text Passages
Each Science topic includes:
*Non-Fiction Text Mini-Book
*Color word practice sheets
*Handwriting practice sheet
*Choose from 2 Levels of Text-Dependent Questions:
Cuttin’ it Close- Trace and Match with cut and glue
or fill in the blank with cut and glue.
And Colorful Classroom Poster!
Close reading involves focused reading and rereading of a text for the purpose of understanding key points, gathering evidence, and building knowledge.
Key Words: Brown Bear by Bill Martin and Eric Carle, Kindergarten Color Days activities, Close Reads, Kindergarten Close Reading, Tier 3 Words, Vocabulary Instruction, Domain Specific Words, Common Core State Standards, Content Rich Nonfiction, Evidence from Text, Complex Text.