Notice and Note
Strategies for Close Reading
Text Talking with the Signposts
By providing the students with these signposts, you're giving them a scaffold from which to jump into the text.
What we find really beneficial is that these signposts are applicable at any grade level and across a variety of texts.
- teach Contrasts and Contradictions in the short story "Thank-you Ma'am"
- teach Words to the Wise in the novel Roll of Thunder
- teach Extreme and Absolute Language in the Emancipation Proclamation
- teach Numbers and Stats in Geography