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    The Common Core State Standards call for our students to read closely to complex text. Close reading has been found to be a key component for making gains in reading. These comprehension sticks are a simple way to hold your students accountable and to make sure they are thinking while reading.

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    FREEBIE: Using text evidence sentence starters to prove answers....while close reading. Reading comprehension strategy.

    Close Read to get the Main Idea ~ FREEBIE! GREAT guided reading/close reading lesson for getting OBSERVED for grades 2- 5! Could be used with lower grades. I like to teach multiple skills when I have the chance ~ don't we all? This activity also helps build fluency, comprehension and close reading and writing skills ~ for students of all abilities! I made up this activity for an observation and to help my students find the main idea and ask and answer questions.

    Close Reading Nonfiction Texts for Upper Elementary - Each text is discreetly differentiated into four levels of difficulty, with reading levels ranging from high-fourth to high-eighth. Following each topic are second read, third read, and writing response activities. Options are included for your interactive notebooks. These could also be included in literacy centers or given as weekly homework. Each month contains four high-interest topics. $

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    accountable talk signs for students to use at their desks

    Great posters for reading comprehension strategies

    Fall and Halloween Close Reading. This resource contains EVERYTHING you will need to implement close reading in your classroom! There are THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom! There are also text-dependent questions and writing prompts for your students to cite evidence from the text, graphic organizers, step-by-step implementation guides, and more!

    I was looking for good "starters" to ignite discussion in my classroom. Am thinking about creating these and then laminating them and taping them on each student's desk.

    Comprehension Strategy - Question Ball.

    Turn and Talk Anchor Chart: Accountable Talk

    These are good frames for students to use when having discussions in class.

    200 Passages--A Full Year of Daily Common Core Reading Practice-- Inference, Main Idea, Vocabulary, Point of View--Close Reading, Multiple Choice, Short Response in Multiple Genres. --Informational Text, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Plays, Folktales, and Poetry. Quick, Daily Practice. Many Standards Repeat Across the Weeks for Steady Common Core Review $

    Higher Order questioning for students to ask each other

    Love this idea for storing those name sticks during whole group

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