Notice and Note, Christmas Around the World [Close Reading]

( words) Estimated Read Time:  minutes remaining

Close Reading Notice and Note


Help your students dig deeper into informational text with these holiday-themed close reading passages and questions focused on Christmas Around the World.

Notice and Note, Close Reading

Notice and Note are a set of strategies for close reading first made popular by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. The idea behind Notice and Note is for students to notice six different “signposts” as they read and make note of them.

In the Christmas Around the World Close Reading Passages, students have pages designed for margin notes where they can practice notice and note.

Here are the six signposts to teach students, so they can notice them when they read Christmas Around the World:

  1. Contrasting Ideas – Any contradictions in details, predictions, or ideas.
  2. Words of the Wiser – In nonfiction, when there are lessons to learn.
  3. AHA Moment – Stop and ask, would the text be the same without this?
  4. Again & Again – What words or ideas are repeating?
  5. Memory Moment – When the text is interrupted by something different, something to remember.
  6. Tough Questions – What questions are posed and why are they important to me?


Close Reading for Elementary Students
What is Close Reading for Elementary Students?Take note, young readers need close reading too! More than anything they need reading[...]
NEWS: Close Reading Christmas Around the World
Yes, close reading is perfect for upper elementary students and transitional readers. It's not that elementary students can do close reading[...]

About the Author

TeamTom Education is dedicated to creating engaging teaching resources and strategies that make learning awesome!

Related Reading

  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

    Follow The Blog

    Get all the latest blog posts straight to your inbox!

    Join 1,732 other subscribers