Spiders: Close Reading & Listening Comprehension for Kindergarten & First Grade

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Everything you need to start doing Listening Comprehension and / or Close Reading with your Kindergarten or First Grade students (also great for RTI, ELL and resource classes). No experience or other texts necessary!

LOTS of directions, insights, how-to’s and why’s for both Listening Comprehension and Close Reading!
Original passage, deliberately loaded with rich vocabulary, the content is designed to assist
in integrated instruction about spiders.

•Procedures and tips for Listening Comprehension and Close Reading with Kindergarten and First Grade
(Cheat Sheet for each day) with tips for facilitating great “partner talk”!
•Common Core aligned question stems for facilitating oral language and conversations rich in content vocabulary
•Ideas, rationale, and implementation suggestions for Listening Comprehension & Close Reading extension activities
•Student annotation page (with passage) 2 options
•Student writing prompt pages for each of the Close Reading Passages (3 options for each passage)
•Flap Books Writing extension for each passage
•Text dependent questions for each Close Reading Passage
•Partner Talk Puppet for asking/answering questions about the text (with suggested uses)
•3 Minute Anchor Chart elements for class discussion annotating (takes 2 minutes to assemble!!)
•Full size photos for use with anchor chart or anything else! (2 sizes)

These lessons make wonderful resources for using during a formal or informal evaluation!

What is Close Reading? The concept is simple. Close reading of text is simply a strategy to help students REALLY understand what they are reading. Common Core standards call for students to engage closely with
text. It is a new way of looking at an old truth. Comprehension matters. If students do not know how to attack text, new words, and phrases, they will not understand what they read. It can and should start early...Beginning to relate meaning to text builds strong foundational skills to develop strong readers. Close reading of text instruction for little learners is amazing! For me it started with something I was a little intimidated by, and has grown into something that I value and would not go a week without!

**My Close Reading resources do not need to be taught in any order.... Each resource provides all the teacher directions you need to get started and keep going during any time of the school year! :o)

You might like my other Close Reading resources:

Close Reading Quarter 2 Fall Bundle

Close Reading Quarter 3 Winter Bundle

Close Reading Quarter 4 Spring Bundle

Close Reading The Holiday Edition

Close Reading February March Special Edition

❤ Thanks!
Pam Davidson
Little Bird Kindergarten

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Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.


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