Develop critical, analytical readers through a teacher-led, interactive, close reading experience in a small group setting! Our Close Reading Small Group Kits include the tools teachers need to model close reading strategies and deep thinking along with the texts and hands-on resources students need to develop a repeatable close reading routine.
- Rich model texts keep students engaged during multiple reads
- Enrichment and remediation options support differentiation
- Teacher-developed materials and preselected texts reduce prep time
Developed with Jennifer Findley. Jennifer is a teacher, mother, and blogger. Jennifer believes that with the right resources, mindset, and strategies, all students can achieve at high levels and learn to love learning.
- Asking and Answering Questions
- Retelling a Story
- Lesson, Message, Moral
- Describing Character(s)
- Words and Phrases
- Narrator’s Point of View
- Comparing Stories
- Read and Comprehend
Teacher’s Guide - This 36-page guide helps you along the way! Each lesson plan includes: objectives, vocabulary words, model text, blackline masters, and suggestions for how to differentiate instruction.
Model Text Easel - Turn your small group instruction into an interactive experience. The 11” x 17” easel mirrors the students’ text. The dry erase surface allows you to annotate along with the group discussion.
Close Reading Poster - Hang this poster in your classroom to reinforce the concept of close reading, annotating, and color coding. It also serves as a constant reminder for students to always analyze the text they are reading.
Annotation Materials - Included are 6 student Annotation Kits and teacher annotation markers. Each student Annotation Kit includes color-coded annotation tools, a focus prompt wheel, and bookmark.
FREE SAMPLE LESSON
Close Reading Small Group Kits: Literature & Poetry, Grade 3
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- 1 Model text easel
- 1 Teacher’s guide
- 6 Student annotation kits
Each kit includes
3 Highlighters (pink, green, blue),
3 Colored pencils (pink, green, blue),
3 Sticky flags (pink, green, blue),
Reading focus prompt wheel,
Close Reading bookmark
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