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Free Close Reading guide

This FREE guide will teach you the close reading strategies that will make a close read lesson successful.

As an elementary teacher, it’s hard to adapt close reading successfully for younger readers. I didn’t have a manual when I began, but I wish I had an easier start. So I wanted to give teachers like you a head start when you’re teaching close reading to beginning readers. 

With this free guide, you’ll know what to do to keep your kiddos engaged all week.

You will learn what supplies and materials you need for a successful close reading lesson. You’ll learn what to do on each day during your week of close reading. This was another struggle for me.
I read through the text passage with my students, NOW WHAT? 

Comprehension is hard for younger readers. They learn to decode words and now they have to understand what everything together means too?

You’ll have vocabulary ideas to boost your students’ mastery of words and phrases, imagine how great it would be to have time for vocabulary instruction! I’ll show you how it works!

And best of all? I’ve added two close reading passages WITH lesson plans to get you started.

With how much we have to teach in a week, the idea of “Fun Fridays” went out the window years ago. At least it did for me. I didn’t have time to do the fun crafts and activities that first-graders love and frankly deserve to do! I always thought this was so sad, and I wanted to bring it back somehow. So I devoted the last day of close reading to a fun extension activity about the topic of our close reading passage. I’ll show you how to find time for a fun activity, where your students are still learning in the FREE guide for close reading!

Spend more time teaching, less time supervising.

I also added the best classroom management tips I used during our close reading week, so you can actually teach your students, rather than correcting unwanted behavior or trying to keep your kiddos attention.

Reading passages, lesson plans, anchor charts, printables - everything you need.

When you download the FREE Guide For Teaching Close Reading To Younger Readers, you’ll learn:

  • How to teach your students to annotate.
  • Which supplies you need and which ones you don’t!
  • What you need to know about the best reading passages for close reading.
  • What to teach on each day of a close reading week.
  • How to improve your student’s vocabulary with close reading.
  • Techniques to improve your student’s reading comprehension skills.
  • Extension activities that take the topic of your close reading passage further.
  • Classroom management during close reading, including partner activities and effective transitions.

You’ll also get two close reading text passages with TWO WEEKS of lesson plans! 

You might be interested in these strategies for close reading:

  • What Is Close Reading?
  • How To Teach Your Students To Annotate
  • Writing Your Own Close Reading Passages – Coming Soon
  • Focusing On The Vocabulary In Close Read Passages – Coming Soon
  • Comprehension Activities And Close Reading – Coming Soon
  • Why Teach Close Reading With Interactive Writing – Coming Soon
  • I’ve Taught A Close Read Lesson. Now What? – Coming Soon
  • What Tools Do I Need To Teach Close Reading? – Coming Soon
  • How Can I Teach Close Reading And Have Partner Activities? – Coming Soon
  • Important Classroom Management Tips For Close Reading Activities – Coming Soon
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