April 8, 2013
I made this poster of Close Read Reminders for my students, and hung it in my classroom. I'm going to make a large picture of a pencil, and hang that right next to the poster to remind my students that close readers read with pencil in hand. Notice how many times the words
"re-read," and "annotate" appear on the poster. Notice that I ended with the words, "Dig Deep," which is really our objective when teaching students to read closely.
Below is a transcript, and some explanation, of what I included in the poster:
1. Listen as text is read aloud and read along silently for central idea. (note the use of central idea instead of main idea as per CCSS)
2. Number the lines/paragraphs. (to make it easier to cite/discuss text evidence)
3. Re-read 1 section at a time.
4. Look for vocabulary -
6. Re-read for BIG ideas & supprting text evidence.
8. Re-read for author's style -
10. Ask yourself questions about the text, especially
Happy CLOSE reading,