As an Instructional Coach part of my responsibilities is to provide PLCs for my teachers once a week. A few weeks ago I went over Close Reading strategies, tips, and big ideas. Many of my teachers were not familiar with Close Reading and several didn't realize what they were doing had a name. I wanted them to walk away from the PLC knowing why we use Close Reading in our lessons, ideas on how to use Close Readings, and a tool to use during their lessons.
After going over these Big Ideas I asked my teachers the following question,
"What surprises you most about Close Reading?".
I ask you the same question. What about Close Reading surprises you the most? What do you like about Close Reading? What do you dislike about Close Reading?
If you participate in my online PLC you will enter a chance to win a $5 shopping spree in my TpT store. :) I will randomly choose TWO commenters to WIN!
(Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 10th)
Everybody is a winner of my Close Reading Guiding Questions Flip Book! I provided a set of Higher Order Questions for each of my teachers to use during their whole group or small group instruction. Another great idea would be to make a set for each student to use during their independent reading or partner reading.
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