Thursday, June 5, 2014

Links to two resources

Here are two links from teachers pay teachers for close reading freebies.

Scholastic's Take on Close Reading

Great article picking out the "most important" ideas of Close Reading - "Close Reading for Dummies"-ish.  Would be good for quick reference.  Then gives some of their own resources available for purchase @ the end of the article - resources are geared towards grades 2+.

Free Close Reading Resources on TeachersNotebook

These are some great FREE downloads from - a site very similar to TeachersPayTeachers.  Free to join!  I simply typed in "close reading" in the search field & resources for all grade levels popped up.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Heinemann Publishing Videos for Notice & Note

Resource of several YouTube videos published by Heinemann Publishing, the publishers of Notice & Note.  

- Strategies for Close Reading
- The Importance of Close Reading
- Collaborating to Foster Will and Skill
- Rigor and Text
- The Influence of Louise Rosenblatt
- Literature in the Contemporary Curriculum


Here's a link to the resource I used for part of my close reading project.  The "Thinking Notes" cards were especially useful and my students really enjoyed working with them.

Monday, June 2, 2014

First Grade Resource

Here's an additional resource by the same creator of the lesson that I used for my project.  This is the winter edition.  It contains 5 nonfiction and 5 fiction close reading passages.


Here's a link to the resource that I used with my class for the close reading project.  I found it very beneficial for students, and they truly enjoyed it!  It contains both fiction and non-fiction passages.  This is the spring edition.