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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Close Reading Bookmarks for Nonfiction

Do your students need a visual reminder of how to do a Close Reading every time they read?  Are posters and pieces of paper with the steps of Close Reading lost or ignored while students are reading?  Then you need to check out my Nonfiction Close Reading Bookmarks!

Close Reading bookmarks for nonfiction

I use the Nonfiction Close Reading Bookmarks most often during my core classes, particularly science. I recommend that you print and laminate these bookmarks for each student to keep with them as they read a number of nonfiction texts.  It works particularly well as a bookmark for your classroom textbooks.  

Option 1:  Copy a textbook page or article for each student in class.  Have students mark directly on the page with colored pencils.

Option 2 if you have a copy limit: Laminate enough articles for a small group or put them in a page protector.  That way, you can use dry-erase markers to annotate “on” the text, but not have to make so many copies.  You can easily reuse the same article or page many times until all students have been able to have the Close Reading experience with that article.

Option 3 if you want to annotate a textbook:  Clip a page protector to the book using a binder clip.  Again, this allows students to use dry-erase markers to annotate “on” the text, but not damage the textbook.

This file includes:
For the teacher:
~Different options/directions for using the bookmarks to annotate texts 

For the student:
~Directions that guide the student to read and reread the text 3 times
~Directions that guide the student to use a dictionary and/or ask for help with clarifying unknown terms and content

~Directions on how to summarize the text 

If you'd like to pick up a copy, click here.

Do you use bookmarks as a reminder for your students while they are reading?  I'd love to hear some of your ideas!

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