This Close Reading collection focuses on helping readers with the skill of determining importance in text. FREE from The Curriculum Corner.
This is a part of our series on Close Reading. If you are looking for additional free resources, please visit our Getting Started With Close Reading post (you will find the link at the very bottom of this post.)
Informational text is becoming an increasingly important piece of our day to day curriculum. Students are expected to read grade level texts and pull important information as they read. This is a skill that does not often come naturally and should be carefully taught. Nothing will replace guided readings of a text with modeling in the classroom. The materials below are created to use as you are modeling reading informational texts. There are also additional pieces that can be used in interactive reading notebooks. We highly suggest that guided readings include modeling of notetaking and usage of post-it notes in appropriate places.
(Note: Unlike our newer posts, this post contains materials provided as individual downloads. You will need to click on each of the links below to view and download each piece of this collection.)
- Important Places to Stop and Take Notes This anchor chart should be used as you are beginning to model how to find important information in the text.
- Writing a Summary This anchor chart is designed to be used as you are introducing summary writing.
- I Can Read Informational Text Organizer
- Writing a Summary Graphic Organizer
- Using Hashtags Today many children are on Facebook or Instagram sharing their experiences. Often a part of sharing a picture or thought is adding a hashtag. Have children use our Facebook or Instagram printables to share an important part of their text. They should not only draw a picture and write a caption, they should also include three or four appropriate hashtags.
- Interactive Notebook Printables These half page organizers are designed to be used in students’ interactive notebooks. Or, they can be used as exit tickets to assess student understanding.
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Looking for additional Close Reading resources? You will find organizational materials plus links to our other posts on Close Reading here: Getting Started with Close Reading.
Have great ideas for helping your students with determining importance in text? Please share below to help other teachers!