Close Reading at Merryhill Calvine
Digging deeper in reading....
What is close reading? The 4 phases of close reading:
Effective Close Reading:
1: What does the text say? (Literal meaning: general idea, key details)
2: How does text work? (vocab, text structure, author's style)
3. What does the text mean? (author's purpose and inferences)
4: What does the text inspire you to do? (action oriented questions or tasks)
Examining Landforms: Ms. Maestas' Kindergarten
The Giving Tree: Mrs. Morton's Kindergarten
Friendship: Mrs. Harvey's Kindergarten Class
Amelia Earhart: Ms. Leadham's 1st Grade
Influential African Americans: Ms. Bolen's 1st grade
Historical Women- Amelia Earhart: Ms. Silver's 2nd Grade
Motion and Force: Mr. Boland's 2nd Grade
Bullying: Mrs. Magiera's 3rd Grade
All about Owls: Mrs. Finch's 4th Grade
"Our 4th Grade class did a Close Read on Owls. Our class enjoyed reading books, articles, writing their facts that they found on the I-Pads, and making a bird Lapbook. We continued learning about owls with our Owls flip-flap book. This revealed information to be found on the computer such as habitat, size, description, offspring, and protection. We then wrote a paragraph to culminate the lesson by writing what we had just learned.
Our school ordered Owl Pellets from Washington. When they arrived our class was very excited and we were able to begin the next week. Below you will find our STEM project with Owl Pellets. This was an excellent way to close our unit. We also had the opportunity to listen to owls on the computer! This turned out to be very fascinating and exciting to hear the sounds of different species of owls."