This year our elementary and middle school students have focused on close reading strategies to build perseverance and grit with complex text. However, it is a strategy even beginning readers can use!
This morning I was afforded the opportunity to visit with the staff at Fredrick Post Kindergarten and share ideas for supporting emergent readers in the close reading of text. This seemed like a perfect fit for their current caterpillar and butterfly unit!
The resources from this morning are available in the shared Google Drive folder and are accessible to anyone. Also included are two example lessons using The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Caterpillar to Butterfly. Readworks.Org is also an excellent resource for informational text passages that can be used in the classroom.
Teacher Amanda Hartman on Vimeo: