Tag Archives: Close Reading Exemplar

Resources to Support Fidgety Philip CAR

Moss Elementary Resource teacher Mari Riggs created a notetaker and answer sheet for the Fidgety Philip Close Reading Exemplar. These are helpful tools and a great scaffold as educators move through the exemplar to get to the culminating writing activity. … Continue reading

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Social Studies Units Link

The 4th through 6th grade social studies units will all be completed by June 3rd and will be available at this link.  The units all include close reads and integrate social studies and Common Core State Standards. You can view … Continue reading

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Educators Work through CTP Materials

At Teach Fest, Learnzillion educators worked through elements of the Core Task Project. They talked about the close reading strategy, identified features of complex text and studied the guide to writing text-dependent questions. The Powerpoint can be found here and … Continue reading

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New Close Reading Exemplar Added

We completed a close reading exemplar for the poem, “The Story of Fidgety Philip” by Heinrich Hoffman. We have it fitted for the 3rd grade level. Some see the poem, written in 1845, as one of the first documentations of … Continue reading

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Supplements for the Close Reading Exemplar: President’s Message

Cheralyn Faber, a 3rd grade teacher in the Moraga School District, created several supplements to go with the close reading exemplar, The President’s Message. Cheralyn has generously shared the materials and you can find them in the links below. Graphic … Continue reading

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Exemplar Tab Added

In an effort to make it easier for visitors to find the close reading exemplars we’ve been using, you can now find them in the page’s frame. Simply click on exemplar (here) or in the frame above to see what … Continue reading

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Close Reading Exemplar Shared by Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute posted a close reading exemplar of Russell Freedman’s The Voice that Challenged a Nation here. The format is quite similar to what Student Achievement Partners has shared as well as the exemplars we’ve posted on this site.

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