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This 42 page December close reading strategy pack is loaded with relevant content, written comprehension questions, and graphic organizers! In this pack you will find 4 selections to build your students' strategy development within the whole gradual release of responsibility model... while tackling relevant content!
This December close reading pack not only contains student activities, but also a detailed explanation of:
*How to use this December Close Reading for student success
*Close Reading in the primary grades vs. the upper grades
*Optional Close reading observation tool for small groups (6 students max) with reading, writing, listening, and speaking behaviors to notice and support.
*Evidence Based terminology poster
These are the contents for the teacher to use with her students:
*Generic text dependent questions for close reading speech bubbles. Three Phases; What does the text say, How does the text work, What does the test mean. CLOSE READING IS DEVELOPED AFTER INTENTIONAL AND MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS!
*Think marks for close reading bookmarks ( full color and black and white)
*Christmas> Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
*Kwanzaa> Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
*Hanukkah> Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
*Happy New Year> Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
The activities in this pack are intended for students in 1st grade. They can be done in whole group (modeling, shared readings-writings projecting activities on SmartBoard), small strategy groups, collaboratively during literacy centers to provide practice and build reading strength!
**REMEMBER** According to Fisher & Frey: When conducting close reading in the primary grades, the text complexity is substantially higher than the guided reading level of your students. Close reading is intended to gain reading strength, deeper understanding, and strategic knowledge!
Thank you so much for considering this December Close Reading Pack and make sure to download the preview to see photographs of this product in action!
Laura Graham - Where the Magic Happens
© 2015, Where the Magic Happens. December Holidays Close Reading - for single classroom use, please purchase multiple licenses (at 50% off the regular price) at check-out for whole-grade or school-wide use.
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