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  • Close Reading, Grade 4, May

    We return to Melissa's class in late May (the same group of forth graders who read the slinky text) for another close reading. Their discussion skills have progressed even further and their analysis skills are very good.

    Uploaded Sep 28, 2018
  • Close Reading, Grade 4

    In this video, a group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.

    Uploaded Sep 28, 2018
  • Tips from Teachers on Using Leveled Readers

    Hear from four teachers who are using Leveled Readers to personalize learning for their students during small group instruction. Leveled Readers are a strategic tool for scaffolding close reading, closing gaps, developing fluency, and ultimately equipping students to read new levels of complex text.

    Uploaded Sep 27, 2018
  • Complete Lesson: Modeling Close Reading of Short Texts

    Wiley Blevins conducts a complete lesson on close reading of a short text including modeling of short teaching routines and asking guiding questions that lead students back to the text.

    Uploaded Sep 27, 2018
  • Close Reading with Emerging Readers

    Common Core Demonstration Teacher Sharon Alvarado uses Close Reading in her first and second grade combo classroom as a way to gain a deeper understanding of informational text with emerging/beginning readers.

    Uploaded Sep 27, 2018
  • Why to Teach Close Reading of a Complex Text

    In this brief video, Dr. Doug Fisher explains the value of close reading a complex text for students and the connection between that reading and the writing that follows.

    Uploaded Sep 27, 2018

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