This 129 page packet helps tackle many of the questions surrounding close reading. It's designed specifically for primary students (grades K-2).
The packet is broken down as follows:
-What is Close Reading?
-Key Details About Close Reading
-What Is the Teacher's Job?
-How To Ask Text Dependent Questions
-How to Introduce Close Reading to Your Primary Students (this includes a great introductory lesson)
-Text-Dependent Question Suggestions
Then, I break it down even more for you:
-What's a COLD READ?
-What's a WARM READ?
-What's a HOT READ?
-How to Lead Discussions in Small Groups
-How to Teach Students to Become Good Listeners in Small Groups
-How to Teach Students to Provide Evidence While They Read
Finally, it's time to do some close reading!
Autumn Close Reading Materials:
Part 1: Vocabulary to hang in your classroom and to use while learning all about fall (real life photographs help students better understand important words).
Part 2: All About Fall Whole Group Article: These article pages were designed as a way for you to "hook" your students at the beginning of your fall unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.
Part 3: Differentiated All About Fall Close Read Mini-Books - These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction (if you choose not to use the autumn articles during whole group instruction).There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale.
Part 4: Autumn Close Reading Passages on the following topics:
History of Pumpkins
These articles are PERFECT to use at the beginning of the year to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small group OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.
Part 5: Graphic Organizers Galore - These graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets can be used however you wish! I tried to offer you many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.
In addition, I've also included links to some fabulous autumn web resources and books!
Please view the Preview to see some of what is included!
This packet is aligned with the Common Core, specifically tackling the following anchor standard:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.