I went to a PD on Close Reading (led by Ms. Desha over at Primary Talk) after I started making my Close Reading for Spring packet.
This really helped grasp my knowledge on Close Reading before I started using my Spring Close Reading packet with my kiddos!
So last week was my first FULL week on Close Reading and check it out!!
Whole Group Read and Annotation
Partner Read and Vocabulary
Independent Read and Text-Dependent Questions
Teacher confession: Too busy circulating and helping my darlings to snap many pictures of them doing the text-dependent questions. Hey- we are still learning the process!! They aren't QUITE independent yet! Haha!
Another confession- I snapped ZERO pictures of the kiddos in action on Day 4 because I was scribing for a little one who can't write! But... here is Mr. Aidan's example. (And he used his introduction, 3 reasons, and conclusion beautifully.)
And here is our wall display!!
Love the way it turned out. The kids are so proud!
This is one of my 14 stories in my Spring Close Reading pack!
This week- Plant Life Cycle (from Spring Close Reading)
Next Week- Earth Day (from Spring Close Reading)