CLOSE READING Teacher Resource~ This minute video models a close reading lesson. A group of grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. To watch when I have some free time.
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ABC and Mattel Partner to Create a ‘Shark Tank’ for Toy Inventors
In this video, a group of grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.