Utah Core Standards Training. ELA Elementary October 25, 2013. Each teacher has a quote at their table from the article, Closing in on Close Reading . Read your quote and be prepared to discuss it with other teachers. Tea Party Activity. Closing in on Close Reading (Boyles, N., 2013)
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October 25, 2013
Each teacher has a quote at their table from the article, Closing in on Close Reading.
Read your quote and be prepared to discuss it with other teachers.
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RL4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Vocabulary & Word Choice
3rd Grade Standard
RL5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text relate to each other and the whole.
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A great activity to help your students practice how to site their evidence in the text. It also helps students learn the parts of stories, dramas, and poems. (e.g., chapters, scenes, and stanzas).
REMEMBER: Text is more than just words. It includes any resource from written, illustrations, audio, and video.
*Students need to understand that every narrative has a problem and solution.
*Plot is more than just beginning, middle, and end.
*Students need to understand how the parts of the story build upon each other.
*Improve the graphic organizers you use to help students dive deeper in the text so they can gain greater understanding .
Florida Center for Reading Research
Learning Activities for text structures (narrative and expository/informational)
Core Academy Resources
Elementary English Language Arts
2nd-3rd Grade: Day 2
RL6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Point of View / Purpose
Who is telling the story?
I am a student at Mapletown Elementary. I have a lot of friends in my third grade classroom. My favorite thing to do is stand on my hands upside down. I’m pretty good at it and win all kinds of contests at recess with my friends.
Sarah walked briskly with her friend Adam into school. Adam didn’t know that she was in a hurry to get to the library before class. She listened to his story about his dog but she really just wanted to walk faster. What if the book was already checked out? What would she do for her project?
3rd Grade Sample
1st Read—Get the gist, focus on main idea & details
2ndRead—Select one specific purpose and specific part of text to focus on