Activities for Close Reading

Close reading is such an important skill! These are some activities for making close reading fun that we've gathered from around the web.
10 Strategies for Inspiring and Motivating Lifelong Readers

10 Strategies for Inspiring and Motivating Lifelong Readers

Common Core Spotlight: Reading Fluency with iPrompt Pro

Common Core Spotlight: Reading Fluency with iPrompt Pro

Non fiction text features: This document doesn't come in clearly but it could be easily replicated.

Non fiction text features: This document doesn't come in clearly but it could be easily replicated.

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes".  Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card.  Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card.  Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card.  Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Create book-related quote board - This could be a great culminating activity for a novel.  Have students take a pic of their board of stickies and/or put their stickies on a poster board, then present why they chose each quote.

Create book-related quote board - This could be a great culminating activity for a novel. Have students take a pic of their board of stickies and/or put their stickies on a poster board, then present why they chose each quote.

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