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Close reading detective
  • Examples of types of text we will read are;

    • novels
    • myths
    • traditional literature
    • short stories (Storyworks)
    • poems
    • plays and stories
    • nonfiction informational text

    Throughout our reading units we will be understanding and discussing;

    • answering text dependent questions by using text details and examples
    • theme
    • summary
    • characterization
    • setting
    • point of view
    • first and third person narrators
    • inferences
    • main idea
    • new words/vocabulary using context clues
    • organization and text features of non fiction text
    • author's purpose


  • Our daily reading block time will be a BALANCE between:

    • whole class lessons focused on reading strategies to better our comprehension and think critically about texts and choices that author’s make *CLOSE READING*
    • small guided reading groups that will focus on advancing readers on specific skills at their instructional levels (variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction) *WIN time
    • Independent reading with response logs

    Reading At Home:

    • They can read independently, with a partner, or can read aloud to an audience (younger sibling, pet, adult)
    • The students will be responsible for reading at home every night and over the weekends. The focus will be on how many minutes are spent reading, not on how many pages were read.
    • Reading minutes must be recorded in the academic planner provided by the school. Short conferences will periodically take place in which I will be asking students to discuss the books they are reading at home and during independent school reading.
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