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What is close reading???
Close, analytic reading stresses examining meaning thoroughly and methodically, encouraging student to read and reread deliberately. Directing student attention on the text itself empowers students to understand the central ideas and key supporting details. It also enables students to reflect on the meaning of individual words and sentences; the order in which sentences unfold; and the development of ideas over the course of the text, which ultimately leads students to arrive at an understanding of the text as a whole.
THE PROBLEM.... For many teachers, close reading means students reading short passages on their own, and then writing answers to text dependent questions. This may be practicing close reading, but it is not TEACHING close reading.
Close Reading Links is a program written by Dr. Nancy Boyles and is a small group solution for grades 3-5. Close Reading Links incorporates best practices in close reading instruction and offers explicit guidance to teachers for implementation.
Capstone Classroom's new addition to the WHAT'S YOUR POINT series of mentor text for writers
Using Writer's Universe, students learn and apply writing skills in a safe, collaborative digital writing environment. The program guides students through each step, includes genre-based writing instruction and uses built in digital tools to allow students to brainstorm, plan with a graphic organizer, share, self assess against a rubric, publish and export their writing.
Writing Curriculum Available in English or Spanish.
Standards Close UP! Teach skILLS AND STRATEGIES BASED ON SPECIFIC ELA STANDARDS
Specific Intervention Skill bags PHONICS or COMPREHENSION
TEXT CONNECTIONS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH WORK ON CROSS TEXT ANALYSIS K-6 ALSO AVAILABLE IN MANDARIN!
BE A READING STAR! COMPREHENSION SKILL FOCUS
Anchor Comprehension Workshop provides instructors for Grades K-6 with focusing on metacognitive strategies and key comprehension for the Common Core standards. The program allows for monitoring of progress and assessments, assorted posters for instruction, leveled books for group and individual practice, with the opportunity for digital copies. Text based question cards help students to prepare for Common Core assessments.
The answer to the small group instruction you have been looking for! K-5