I’ve also included a step-by-step implementation guide. I’ve researched several strategies for close reading and have developed a process that will make your life easier, and help your students develop skills to read for deeper meaning.
These printable annotation guides are a resource to help students quickly annotate or mark up the text using symbols. I’ve included two different levels of the printables.
Close Reader Poster
Is this little gingerbread not the cutest thing ever? This Close Reader Poster is a great visual reminder to help students understand their role as a close reader.
Text-Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, and Graphic Organizers
Each passage includes text-dependent questions for each of the three themes or categories in the Common Core Anchor Standards (Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas). The questions require students to cite evidence from the text to support their answers.
In addition to the text-dependent questions, I’ve also included graphic organizers for key ideas and details, vocabulary, main idea, and more!
Each passage also includes one writing prompt that is to be completed after the third read. This writing prompt requires students to synthesize or make connections by combining their thinking and knowledge with evidence from the text.
Like I said above, this is only a small preview of what’s included!
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