We did the close read activities, annotations, and I added a different little craft this year too. I found little white card stock circles at Michael's. They kind of inspired me (because I could use my 50% off coupon, and they saved me time)! I saw the idea on Pinterest, it was a quick, cute and fun little craft!
We have done lots of close reads now, and it is just so exciting to see the kids start making sense of text, and finding information from it. The term close reading in my classroom has definitely now become a verb! They are doing it!
Close Reading For Kindergarten & First Grade: The Holiday Edition