Yes, close reading is perfect for upper elementary students and transitional readers. It’s not that elementary students can do close reading – they need to do close reading. Elementary students need close reading for many reasons: To develop text analysis skills. They need close reading to develop a deep and detailed understanding of text. They need […]
What is Close Reading for Elementary Students? Take note, young readers need close reading too! More than anything they need reading strategies to build comprehension. Close reading for elementary students is: thinking about the text, critical analysis of a text, focusing on details that repeat, finding patterns in the text, and raising questions about the text. […]
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Happy Thanksgiving Teachers! EACH TEACHER IS UNIQUE, WITH UNIQUE SETS OF strengths, abilities, skills, and experiences. The power in teaching lies within our differences. There is no one way to be a great teacher. Each day brings different challenges. Each student brings different needs. That’s why your unique and special traits make you great. We’re thankful […]
What are the best ways to use task cards? How do you use summarizing task cards, so students can master this skill? This post will give you 5 simple-to-use strategies.
Transitional Readers Need Reading Strategies Transitional readers need reading strategies to increase reading levels. Transitional readers have passed the early stages of reading (Levels B-H) and are ready to start reading short chapter books and nonfiction with longer paragraphs. Difficult picture books are great as students are learning to read with phrasing and rely less […]
This is such a critical stage for young readers as they progress rapidly through 1st and 2nd-grade reading levels. Here are nine guided reading strategies you can use with early readers in guided reading! In this post, you will discover: Guided Reading Strategies for Early Readers and Three ways to connect writing in your guided reading lessons.
Scaffolding Emergent Readers You have your guided reading group set up. But how do you help students reach higher reading levels? Your student is at a guided reading level A and B, what do you do? Here are 9 learning targets for guided reading with emergent readers. These skills will prepare your students for the […]