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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about the importance of looking at the standards horizontally as well as vertically, and in this final installment in the series, I’m going to do just that as I walk you through what effective close reading questioning can look like, unpacking one strand at a time using texts of varying complexities. Last up:
READING STANDARDS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXT K-3, Craft and Structure, Strand 5
In Kindergarten, the strand reads: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Example text: Living in an Igloo by Jan Reynolds
genre: informational text
- Point to the front cover of the book. What information can you find on the front cover of the book? Why is that information important?