Friday, August 29, 2014

Create A Close Reading Kit

Close reading kits are handy pouches or small boxes that individual students can use in order to closely read text.  Instead of looking for a highlighter or additional resources during the middle of guided reading or guided math, students will have a variety of types of tools at their fingertips inside of their personal kits.

 You will need close reading bookmarks Click Here To Access Them For Free Here, colored pencils, highlighters, a pencil, a pouch, and clay to create your kits.

The clay is optional, but I think that it is helpful for both reading and math.  I roll pieces of clay into thin strips and use them to underline text that is on laminated task cards.
This is from my Differentiated Close Reading Task Cards.  The card has been laminated and clay is used instead of a colored pencil.

The different colored highlighters can help students color code their ideas.

I purchased the plastic pouches for $1 at Target.  Either small plastic containers or plastic pouches can be used to store your individual kits.

The kits were also used during math time to make it easier for students to understand math concepts.  

To access free close reading bookmarks Click Here

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