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Close Reading

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Free Annotating Texts Guide

Resources for thoughtfully comparing texts with students in grades 3-5. Anchor charts, graphic organizers, task cards, and more.

Close reading for literature is like a salt: It must be used sparingly in order to be effective. In this post I detail several ways that you can enhance close reading, when it comes to literature, so that your students are truly digging deeper into the text without getting overwhelmed and bored. Check out my Close Reading for Literature Toolkit, as well!

Close reading for literature might seem impossible, but there are ways to do it! Rachel shares a few tips and a freebie to make it more accessible.

6 Ways To Make Close Reading More Engaging In Upper Elementary

Close reading is a strategy where students read a passage multiple times in order to gain a deeper understanding of the text. When I first attacked close reading with my students, there was a lot of complaining. Here are 6 ways to make close reading meaningful and engaging.

FREE: CLOSE Reading strategy and graphic organizer for the elementary reading classroom. TeacherKarma.com

CLOSE Reading FREEBIE! CLOSE READING seems to be one of the biggest buzzwords in education right now. So, what exactly is CLOSE READING, and why should I use it in my classroom?? Reading CLOSELY helps students to uncover layers of text meaning that will, in turn, help them to have a clearer understanding […] Read more...

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This lesson is a great intro to the 1960s. It covers both JFK and LBJ and hippies, too! There is also a modified reading with main point in bold for struggling readers. Students engage in various close read activities. Did I mention NO PREP?
These classic poems paired with close reading activities are perfect to help you celebrate National Poetry Month with your upper elementary and middle school students. Print and digital versions included. Poetry from classic poets like Robert Louis Steveneson and more are a great way to celebrate poetry! Poetry writing activity included. Great for reading, shared reading, and National Poetry Month Celebrations! Click the link to add these high interest activities to your lesson plans!
North Pole Holiday Reading Passages and Activities
Teachers, are you looking for easy fun things to do this December to celebrate the holidays in your upper elementary classroom? Holiday close reading activities are for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students. Holiday writing activities, math problem solving printables & community building activities will keep students engaged. Students learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day & reindeer with nonfiction articles. Click to save free time during lesson planning this holiday season!