A Week in Kindergarten

A glance into Mrs. Agresta's class

Close Reading - What is it??

Close reading is a three step reading strategy which requires students to get truly involved with the text they are reading. It encourages the students to make connections while they read.

Step 1

Reading and re-reading a text to gather meaning and determine the author's purpose.

Step 2

Based on our classroom chart, the children use different colored crayons to underline the text. The different colors shows a different connection the child has to that specific part of the text. We all then meet on the carpet, and the children share the connections they made while reading.

Step 3

Providing evidence and support from the text, the children then answer comprehension questions.

A Close Reading with Science

We practiced our close reading skills with a book about the wedge titled Cut, Stop and Chop.
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