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
My friend, Susan Jones, explains how to do
And, 1stgradefireworks can help with
When doing research…
when I need more reading information,
just ask PINTEREST!
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!
Here is a little FREEBIE
from ME to YOU!