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Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story

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Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story

Grades 1 – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 30–45-minute sessions
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International Reading Association

 

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Strategy Guides

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story

Character Perspective Charting allows students to compare multiple characters and their points of view to better understand a story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Planning Story Characters Using Interactive Trading Cards

Students use trading cards to examine fictional characters in a story.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings

Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Promote Deep Thinking! How to Choose a Complex Text

Complex texts promote deep thinking and critical analysis by students. Through close reading of a complex text, students’ independent reading abilities also increase.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions

Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Close reading in elementary schools

Close reading is a recommended instructional approach to meet the challenges of teaching complex texts. But close readings are more common in high school and college than in elementary schools. In this article, we identify the components of close reading that were developed after a group of elementary school teachers observed their colleges in high school. In addition, we focus on the modifications necessary to implement close reading in elementary schools.

 

Grades   4 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading

Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of materials to students. The goal is to select materials that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students--a phenomenon sometimes called the Goldilocks Rule.

 

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