This resource is also available as part of a growing bundle:
Close Reads Growing Bundle
Close Reads are becoming more and more important as we continue to work toward meeting the Common Core State Standards in ELA. Close reading of poetry will help students become more strategic thinkers, readers and writers.
The pages in this resource will work with any poem that your students need to read as part of their coursework. They may also become more confident test takers as their comprehension skills grow!
Included in this resource:
Teacher directions for conducting a Poetry Close Read
Student direction page to glue into an Interactive Notebook or an ELA or Poetry folder
Student notetaking page with headers for writing responses after each of three close reads
Student notetaking page with First, Second, and Third Read labels, no headers
Student notetaking page with blank fields for you to add your own response labels
Simple Rubric for student self-assessment and/or teacher assessment of the Poetry Close Read. Of course, you will have your own standards for neatness and appearance. You should establish those with students as you present the rubric.
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