Have you heard of Close Reading? Oh My Word! It's an amazing reading strategy that the kids (and me!) absolutely love! Close Reading is where students "read closely" and analyze a specific passage or text in fine detail. It's almost as if they're reading the passage with a magnifying glass and looking for different details or skills each time they read it. Common Core State Standards want students to get the most out of the text, right? Well, this strategy does just that!
This product includes 2 posters and 1 page of teacher notes on how to implement the Close Reading Strategy in your classroom. The first poster, "Let's Talk to the Text," includes a 5-step process of what students need to do in order to read closely and get the most out of the text. The 2nd poster, "Text Coding," reveals symbols that students can use while they're reading. This poster includes symbols for when students have a question about the text, find something surprising, make connections, and when they disagree with something in the text. The Teacher Notes page includes detailed teaching strategies about the 5-step process of "Let's Talk to the Text."
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