Text Dependent Question Stems! Close Reading, Literature Circles and More! CCSS
The new core talks extensively about conducting close reads. A common best practice is to have students “read with a pencil”. This allows them to find evidence, quotes, etc. directly from the text to mark and review later. I have created this toolbox page with common symbols for my class to use. They make these marks as they go along the passage (during the 1st read) so we can come back and discuss them later (usually during the 2nd and 3rd reads). #closereading #freebies #reading
how to teach close reading to primary students
Get your students closely reading and writing about text! This product outlines for teachers how to implement close reading authentic literacy instruction in the classroom. Soon your students will be able to closely read text, highlight key ideas, take annotative notes, form opinions, debate, cite evidence, and write persuasively! $
Lets Get Close With a Book: Close Reading
Prompts for critical thinking during read-alouds: 1. Why do you think [the character] made that choice? 2. How might the story have been different if. . . 3. What clues does the author give us to show that. . . 4. How does the author share his (or her) message? 5. What might this character be thinking when. . . 6. What do you think the author wants readers to remember most in this story?. . .
CLOSE READING Teacher Resource~ This 12:06 minute video models a close reading lesson. A group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.
CLOSE READING EXEMPLARS: These exemplars (grades 1-12) contain FULL MATERIALS for two to five lessons each, including: 1) readings with teacher and student instructions 2) text dependent questions, 3) student discussion activities, 4) vocabulary and syntax tasks for challenging words and phrases, and 5) writing-based formative assessments FICTION AND NONFICTION LESSONS SEARCHABLE BY GRADE LEVEL