Close Reading: The Case of the Strange Noise

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This is a targeted close read lesson for a small group from a class which has 30 students. Students in this class meet in their small reading groups with their teacher two times a week for 40 minutes. The reading groups are aligned to their reading level. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RF.1.3, RF.1.4, SL.1.1, SL.1.3


February 2014
Very detailed.
January 2014
It's great that these students were using key words from the standards. However, It seemed like the dialogue between the students was very scripted. Also, I couldnt help notice that there was only 10 students in the class but she initially stated that she had 30 students divided int three groups.
December 2013
Where are the other students? Nice lesson but unrealistic as there is no other action in the classroom with students who are not in the reading group.
December 2013
This video is a great example of small group close reading. It is a higher ability group and they have been using these strategies since the beginning of school but it shows how rigorous the lesson can get when students are trained.