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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Create a Great Future: STEM Career Research Using Close Reading
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 60-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 9 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students research careers of their own choosing. Then using Piktochart, students create their own infographics to illustrate their research.
Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App | Writing Poetry
Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.
Grades 3 – 8 | Mobile App | Organizing & Summarizing
Invigorate students' writing with an interactive tool that allows them to demonstrate their comprehension using a mobile app.
Grades K – 5 | Professional Library | Journal
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.