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I have been through numerous trainings for close reading and at first, I thought it was skill too difficult for my 1st graders. When I started researching the topic more, I realized that when broken down, there are parts of close reading that can apply to any reader, regardless of their grade level.
In this unit:
-An overview of close reading
-How I use close reading strategies with my first graders
-3 different spring close reading printables that can be used with any spring book the teacher chooses
-5 non-fiction spring passages with vocabulary and comprehension questions
-5 fiction spring passages with vocabulary and comprehension questions
*Close reading is a difficult skill for students to master. I complete all of these activities WITH my students in whole group and guided practice fashion. These may be appropriate for higher-level 1st graders or 2nd graders to complete on their own*
To see what close reading looks like in my classroom, check out my blog post HERE!