Valentine Close Reading

Being comfortable using the strategy of teaching close reading has some fun perks! We have been working on the Valentine's Day Close Read, and it brings such a richness and depth to teaching about an ordinary holiday.  The level of interest and engagement is already high since Valentine's Day is this week, but it is so gratifying to hear them make such great connections, and have academic conversations about something we would be doing anyway. I only wish I could be a fly on the wall and listen when they go home and teach their family by referencing the text! Here are some annotations from today….

        Close Reading for Kindergarten & First Grade February March Special Edition

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