Close Reading Strategies

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Close Reading strategies aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Pins on this board are designed to help with the implementation of close reading in elementary school and beyond.

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How to Implement Close Reading in Science {Free Resource} - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Close reading in science class? This post shares strategies and a free resource for implementing close reading in science instruction.

Close Reading FREEBIE helps keep track of where you are while Close Reading!!! GREAT to hang up in your room for the students to get a visual reminder of where you are!!

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Hi! I'm Susie! I'm a curriculum developer at Panicked Teacher. On my blog, I share classroom tips, teaching ideas and upper elementary resources.

Contrasts and Contradictions in the short film Presto.  Great way to get the kids engaged in Noticing and Noting.

Contrasts and Contradictions

We finally began looking at the Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading signposts this week, starting with the tried and true Contrasts and Contradictions. I wanted to share with you a few of the things we did in class that helped the students to really grasp the idea of a character acting out of the norm for that particular character. To introduce the signpost to my fifth graders, I began with the "Thank You, Ma'am" lesson in the book. I highly recommend purchasing the book and…

Close Reading when you can't mark the text! #performingineducation #closereading

Teaching Students to Close Read When You Can't Mark the Text

Interested in trying close reading with your class but not sure how to implement it without marking the text? Check out these strategies for annotating text

Consumable I Read to Write Kits from Zaner-Bloser.  Good program to get your kids using text dependent questions and close reading.  Request a free sample for your class in post.

I Read to Write

Analyzing nonfiction text is something that we have been focusing on this year with the full implementation of CCSS. I am always on the look out for new resources to help me with this, and when Zaner-Bloser contacted me to review their new "I Read to Write Kits", I jumped on the opportunity. Disclaimer: Zaner-Bloser sent me a class set of these kits in exchange for an honest review. Though they did send them to me, the thoughts on the program below are my own and not influenced in any way by…

Free Struggling Readers take home book to practice key comprehension skills with ANY text.

Struggling Readers Take Home Book for Reading Strategies - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Sometimes struggling readers need a bit more support to apply reading strategies. Grab free reading strategy printables to make a FREE take-home book!

FREE! Are you interested in starting close reading, but unsure of how to start? This blog post breaks down the WHAT of close reading to help you thoroughly understand it! Free info! Understanding Close Reading: Part 1 - What is Close Reading?- Young Teacher Love Blog

Understanding Close Reading: Part 1 - What is Close Reading? - Young Teacher Love

I’m back for my next installment on close reading! I am so excited to FINALLY share what I have been working so hard on. A few weeks back, I asked my Facebook followers to rate their understanding and knowledge of close reading. I was shocked to learn that so many teachers didn’t really know much […]

Annotating a text to show evidence of foreshadowing....kids just write thoughts down when they notice it.  Worked GREAT in my class.

Foreshadowing {in Tuck Everlasting}

Foreshadowing is a technique that authors use all the time, yet I find myself rarely discussing it in class. Well, I thought I would do a little close reading of the prologue in Tuck Everlasting and have the students annotate the text to show evidence of foreshadowing. We started by making an anchor chart for the literary technique. The students took notes in their reading journals. While we did this, the students naturally came up with examples from other books we had read aloud in class…

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English Language Arts Print and Go Freebie - Young Teacher Love

Happy snow day everyone! Well…at least to my midwest and northeast friends, right?! BRR! It is cold! I hope you are all staying safe and warm! And to my friends in the south, or wherever you are that’s warm, we are all very jealous! This has been my view for the last two days: I […]

Close reading doesn't have to be scary! Here are 12 helpful tips for implementing close reading in your classroom.

12 Tips for Implementing Close Reading

One of the reasons I did not dig into close reading sooner is that it seemed really intimidating. But, it turns out that while it does go deep - way beyond traditional comprehension - it is not all that mysterious. Once you learn the key pieces - what makes close reading close reading - it becomes less intimidating and more intriguing (or at least it

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

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into even closer readers.

Understanding Close Reading: Part 1 - What is Close Reading?

Understanding Close Reading: Part 1 - What is Close Reading? - Young Teacher Love

I’m back for my next installment on close reading! I am so excited to FINALLY share what I have been working so hard on. A few weeks back, I asked my Facebook followers to rate their understanding and knowledge of close reading. I was shocked to learn that so many teachers didn’t really know much […]

Having the students write the purpose for their reading of nonfiction text is a good way to get them to be more specific in their close reading.

Nonfiction Text: Reading with a Purpose

Upper elementary blog with practical, rigorous, classroom tested ideas to implement with your students.

I can not say enough about these.  I love how these CCSS aligned close reading passages have the kids going back to them each day to read for different ideas (ie: theme or inference)  I really, honestly have seen a difference in my own students' understanding in ELA.

Common Core Reading Homework Review for Upper Elementary

Need homework to prepare your students for the state assessment? This Common Core Reading Homework is perfect for meaningful practice of the standards.

Free close reading unit for Miss Nelson is Missing- it includes questions, prompts, and graphic organizers to help students analyze the text and how it's written.

Close Reading | Tales from Outside the Classroom

A look at Close Reading and how to implement it in the classroom.

Conflict in 5 Days: Teaching about Story Conflict

Teaching about Story Conflict

Upper elementary blog with practical, rigorous, classroom tested ideas to implement with your students.