Close Reading is becoming a very popular reading strategy with many teachers. I know that I started it with my first graders and they are loving it!
Here is a four day look at Close Reading with a new nonfiction product I just made!
Here is the optional cover page just to give students a checklist on what they will be in charge of over the next four days.
-Teacher reads aloud and children follow along. They may read aloud, too, if they want.
-Partner Reading- Since my first graders are pretty new to this, we read it as a whole group one time on Day 2 before splitting them up into partners. This helps refresh their memory on some of those tricky words!
-Vocabulary Focus, working together to look up, discuss, and record new knowledge of vocabulary
-Independent Reading Day
-Text-Dependent Questions! This changes depending on where you own children are. My students are just now becoming text-dependent, so we still do a lot of this whole group. We read the question, then the students are in charge of finding the answer IN the text and putting their fingers on it before they are allowed to write their answer. We are also really focusing on restating our questions. My children underline their restated question in their answer!
-Independent read and review, followed up by a writing response
This passage comes from my Nonfiction Close Reading pack.