If you had told me at this time last year that I would be doing a Close Reading activity with my kinder kids on the 8th day of school I would have said you were cuh- ray- zee!! We did it, and it was fun! They were surprisingly interested and engaged! I am excited to go back for more tomorrow on Day 2, let them read chorally with me, and let them "take notes" with their annotations page, I'm sure they will be priceless! In the text we read today, there was a sentence that talked about how "teachers care about their students" - as we re-read the text and discussed the vocabulary, I drew a heart above the word "care". You better believe they all knew where you could find the part in the text that referred to the teacher caring about them! They are so cute. Oh the places we'll go!
Here's a picture of the text up on the Smart Board with my highlights and drawing all over it!
It is available on Teachers Pay Teachers!
Close Reading for Kindergarten & First Grade: Getting Started Quarter 1