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Ideas for doing close reading with two popular children's books

From Tessa Maguire: Close Reading is one of the strategies teachers implement with the Common Core. This Close Reading Companion is used for the picture books Home for Christmas and The Carpenter's Gift.

Close Reading (Sample Page) Stop & Chat cards are used for students to discuss the books they are reading.  Partner reading/book discussions with a purpose!

Close Reading - Providing Text Evidence

Reading Partners: Close Reading (Sample Page) Stop Chat cards are used for students to discuss the books they are reading. Partner reading/book discussions with a purpose!

Close Reading with Picture Books - Lesson Plan for "Henry's Freedom Box

Close Reading with Picture Books - Lesson Plan for "Henry's Freedom Box"

This Close Reading Guide, aligned with CCSS for grade, will help you to implement close reading as a teaching strategy with your students using.

Alyssa Milano Responds To Jay Mohr's Post-Baby Fat-Shaming Jab In Classiest Way Possible

Alyssa Milano Responds To Post-Baby Fat-Shaming Jab In Classiest Way Possible

Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun: : Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy A great story about bullying and being exactly who you are despite what others say. Being courageous takes courage!

Spoons Game: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words! Very Engaging!

Spoons Game: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words! Very Engaging! - This Spoons game requries the students to match up cards based on whether the cards are referring to prefixes, suffixes, or root words.

Lets Get Close With a Book: Close Reading  One of my favorite books! I read it every year.

Close Reads:Let's Get Close With a Book

READING RESPONSE FORMS - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Reading Response Forms - letter to the author- I love the idea of showing students how to write letters by having them write to their favorite authors.

Daily 5 read to someone discussion ?'s

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Daily 5 Chapter 5 Book Study (great for Super Readers)

This theme topic handout is included in the Themes in Literature Unit by The Teacher Next Door. Finding themes in literature becomes easier with practice and soon your students will be seeing themes in every book. Fun!

Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme

This theme topic handout is included in the Themes in Literature Unit by The Teacher Next Door. Finding themes in literature becomes easier with practice and soon your students will be seeing themes in every book.

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