This collection of Close Reading resources is free from The Curriculum Corner. You will find that it includes mini lessons, graphic organizers & much more!
This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.
We are excited to share a round-up of our popular Close Reading resources.
We have created these resources to include what you need to get started with teaching the process in the classroom.
Click on the different images at the bottom of this post to be directed to each of the free resources. (The pictures show you the focus of each post.)
Each link contains a post explaining the contents and downloads for the PDFs we have created – all resources are free.
If you feel like we are missing an important focus within our close reading collection, please share in the comment section below. We would love to make this your favorite spot to find resources for close reading.
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Why Close Reading?
Close reading is when you teach children to dig into what they are reading. You are looking for more than having them simply search for specific answers. You are teaching children how text works so that they can develop a deeper understanding while they read.
Some steps of close reading, such as making connections, are often taught beginning at younger ages. As students grow in their reading, you can add other aspects.
The set we have created is designed to help get you started when close reading is new to you. The resources will be a good starting point where you will be guided through different strategies for your students to use.
To access each set of materials, click on the images below. Each image will take you to a separate post of free resources to help you get started with this approach!
You will find sets for each of these skills:
- Text Structures
- Focus on the Process
- Determining Importance in Text
- Text Features
- Making Connections
- Monitoring for Meaning
- Asking Thick & Thin Questions