This product was adapted from Kylene Beers & Bob Probst’s fabulous professional book,Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading
and their 2015 Nonfiction Reading: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts and Strategies,
These bookmarks are designed to help your students navigate more complex texts by alerting them to ways authors use different techniques in their writing.
This product comes in both color and black/white and can be printed on cardstock, folded, laminated and distributed to your kids. When folded, your students will be able to refer to literature signposts on one side and nonfiction signposts on the other.
Once you have taught the signposts, your kids will have a handy resource to keep by their side as they are reading. In the age of college and career readiness, kids need to read more closely and deeply to make meaning of the text.
The questions will help guide your students to think about the text more deeply and the symbols will allow your kids to code the text as they encounter the signposts. By identifying what the author is doing, this will help lift the level of their comprehension.
Students can use post-its and write the symbol or write the symbol on the text for quick annotation. Whichever way you choose, your kids will no doubt be on the right track to thinking, discussing and writing more intelligently about the texts they read.
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