What exactly is CLOSE READING??
You mean I need to “scoot forward” and put my glasses ON?
NO, silly! It’s a reading strategy for gaining information from a reading source.
Here are some helpful resources:
Some blogger friends have great information, also.
We Are Teachers has a great blog post
“What Exactly Do We Mean By CLOSE READING Anyway?
My friend, Susan Jones, explains how to do
And, 1stgradefireworks can help with
Reading is the 1 Predictor of Academic Success
When doing research…
when I need more reading information,
just ask PINTEREST!
From HANNAH @ The Classroom Key
From Jen @ Teacher Karma
She has a GREAT blog post about
Gotta know YOUR standards!
It’s a chance for students to ask/answer questions by returning to the text for answers.
We want them to INTERACT with the text.
Reread, highlight, use sticky notes, etc.
and then use the text for answers.
Close Reading is not about the PHYSICAL PROXIMITY to the text!
It’s about diving INTO the text for answers to prominent questions ABOUT the text!
WOW! Finding out their own answers to questions AND being able to “PROVE IT?”
Just imagine the writing that can be created from a CLOSE READING lesson?
What a prominent strategy to use in a BALANCED LITERACY CLASSROOM!
Balanced Literacy in First Grade! Let’s start with READ ALOUDS!
Here is a little FREEBIE
from ME to YOU!
Thank you for the tips! I’m looking to re-look at literacy block next year and can use some of the tips you suggested!
Wow… so many resources collected! Thanks!
Thank you for sharing! This was exactly what I needed as I got the feeling that my son often reads without really understanding what he is reading… this will help us a lot
Not to be confused with “cloze” reading, right? (a thing from the past)
Thank you for sharing this!! It truly resonated with me!
This is awesome! Thank you so much for your valuable content!
Such a well thought out collection of resources and links. Thank you
Such an amazing post. Very insightful!
Thank you so much for the freebie! We do a lot of close reading in my class and this will be a useful resource!