Saturday, May 31, 2014

Close Reading Pinterest Board

Here is a link to a pinterest board filled with tons of close reading lesson ideas and information on how it can be used in the classroom.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Reading Corner

This was an interesting read because it gave ideas of how to make a close reading activity hands on for students. It was a short article with 5 activities for close reading. I like that this lesson started with a big book and then created charts, story boards to add to the classroom bulletin board and even story necklaces.  This article discussed extending the story. I did this with my class to see what they thought would happen if the book had not ended when it did.My students came up with great questions that they wanted to know about what happened after the book ended. I like the idea and used it in my class and it was a great way to end the the lesson.

Pintreast close reading examples

great close reading lesson K/1

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Close Reading Lesson Plan


Title- Treat Mya / Close Reading
This is a great source. I like this lesson plan format and the follow up activity. I could definitely use this with a kindergarten class.This lesson is teacher directed and uses fiction and non fiction books about the same topic. The lesson is followed up by a writing activity that ties in nicely.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Close Reading Article

This Close Reading Article focuses on implementing close reading. It includes videos of close reading in action and examples of how to use it with all sorts of different text types. It also includes on why it is important and the basic principles of it.

Free Notice and Note Bookmarks

These are colorful bookmarks that explain the seven signposts, shows key words to look for, and reminds students of the question for each signpost.

Friday, May 16, 2014

TPT link to Close Reading Pack for K-1

This has great reproducible pages to incorporate any text in regards to close reading.  It also offers many question cards to guide the students thinking. Excellent purchase.
*note it does follow the common core

Close reading example for K-1

This is an example of a K-1 lesson for close reading.  It has good visuals to aid understanding.

Kindergarten rigorous reading lesson example

This is a wonderful example of a rigorous reading lesson for our kindergarten students.
It actually shows the learning level of how to engage students in close reading.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Discussion Question #4

2) Based on the book you read, what did you find most/least valuable to use in your classroom?

Discussion Question #3

1)What did you learn that you did not know, or use before in your teaching?  What reaffirmed what your already doing in the classroom?