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Close Reading Ideas/Extension Activities

Kindergarten Close Reads

These four free Close Reading Posters by The Teacher Next Door can be displayed in your classroom to help you teach this important Common Core strategy. All of these posters as well as an entire packet of close reading resources can be found in my Close Reading Using Informational Text Unit: www.teacherspayte...

Understanding Close Reading - Teacher Infographic #weareteachers

Lacing very hungry caterpillar craft~ practice fine motor skills and patterning!

Show me the evidence anchor chart {image only}

Comparing fiction and non-fiction with hippos

Show Me the Evidence strips: These have great evidence stems to help students cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions.

Inspired by Kindergarten: Duck or Rabibit& A Fantastic Blog Giveaway!

Critical Thinking Language Frames hang in every classroom at Lake Myra ES. Free at the link in the blog post.

Anchor Chart for Close Reading in 2nd Grade as outlined by Tim Shanahan's PowerPoint...

duck on one side- rabbit on the other cute easter craft!

Spotlight on Kindergarten: Anchor charts and Classroom charts Galore!

Higher Order questioning for students to ask each other

Awesome list of early PreK-1st grade books organized by theme, subject & behavior issues. Interrupting, tattling rhyming, self esteem, main idea, etc. Some books even have questions or comprehension pages you can print!

10 Printable Early Reader Books for Boys. Great way to motivate boys to read! {Playdough to Plato}$

Great activity to incorporate math with The Mitten

Way to use Differentiated Kindergarten's Sight Word "balls" and her I Spy's.