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Common Core - Close Reading

Common Core - Close Reading

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Sentence frames/starters to provide evidence and explanations. (Common Core)

These Close Reading symbol charts & bookmarks are a must have for your close reading lessons! The file includes charts (2 color and 2 blackline masters) and bookmarks (1 color and 1 blackline master). You can use these as anchor charts, as posters, in notebooks, or in your students' close reading folder.


Close Reading for Beginners {Let's Take a Closer Look!}

Navigating Nonfiction Text in the Common Core Classroom: Part 1 |

Put iPads in your centers... these are GREAT Close Reading Activities!

Great freebie! Informational text written on 3 different levels- the differentiation is done for you! Includes close reading questions, writing prompts &more!

Classroom Freebies Too: Jellyfish Close Reading

A text-mapping strategy from teacher blog Teaching My Friends.

Teaching My Friends!: Textmapping

Tell Me All About It | 21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

taking the rocket science out of close reading

  • Alex Samuel
    Alex Samuel

    This really does break down what close reading is, and is not. Thank you for putting this together for people (myself included)!

  • Joan

    well done

  • Karen Minns
    Karen Minns

    Very cool.

What is close reading for little learners? What exactly does it look like? See how Simply Kinder does it!

Close Reading with QR Codes - and there is a freebie too! Also, love this example for annotating.

FREE sampler of Super Text Detectives: Find the Text Evidence! I love these for introducing my kids to close reading- and my kids have tons of fun coloring their answers!

Anchor chart - close reading

Text Complexity Bookmarks- leveled reading comprehension questions for students in grades 2/3

Text Complexity Bookmarks- Leveled Reading Comp Questions

Bringing Close Reading and Accountable Talk into an Interactive Read Aloud of Gorillas (3-5)

"Close Reading" Interactive Read-Aloud of Bats at the Ballgame (2nd Grade Small Group Stretch Level) by Jen Jones

Teaching Students to Close Read... When you can't mark the text!

The 6 Signposts, a strategy for close reading, free anchor chart download

The Classroom Key: Monday Made It - September

The Resource Room Teacher: Five for Friday

The Resource Room Teacher: Five for Friday

Showing Evidence Freebies

Life in First Grade: Showing Evidence Freebies
  • Cassandra Altamirano
    Cassandra Altamirano

    I love this!!!

An annotations handout found in two of The Teacher Next Door's resources: Close Reading Using Informational Text and Task Cards: Close Reading Questions for Teachers.

  • Neodesha Hendley
    Neodesha Hendley

    Looking for resources for high school students. I am a Special Education Co-teacher in ELA. I recently got a preview of Georgia's new assessment and the reading is very different than what our students are used to. My email is Thanks in advance....

A great example of using close reading. Teaching To Inspire In 5th: How to Embed Close Reading in a Reading Lesson

Great article about close reading from Instructor magazine online

Common Core: Close Reading |

Notice and Note Signposts in your reading. Good questions for students to ask as they read.

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5th grade example of Close Reading...awesome video with fantastic ideas