Grade One Social Studies Close Reading

Common Core Close Reading Exemplar for English Language Arts and Social Studies

 

Grade One: Why We Need Rules and Laws
Close reading is an instructional strategy used to help students go deeply into text to seek information, acquire key concepts, and employ strategies, automatically and invisibly as independent readers. The Common Core State Standards initiative encourages students to take several passes of text to read and reread passages closely and interact with text through a series of questions, discussions, and writing activities.

This first grade exemplar, an adaptation of close reading protocols found at achievethecore.org and by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp[i] provides directions for teachers to accomplish this goal in the context of the social studies curriculum. More

Each step shown in the videos is explained in the Related Documents below.
Video Series
Utilizing Close Reading to Prepare Students for College, Career & CitizenshipUtilizing Close Reading to Prepare Students for College, Career & Citizenship
View the webcast overview...Read more
Step 1 Teacher Establishes PurposeStep 1 Teacher Establishes Purpose
View the video HERE....
Step 2 Students Read IndependentlyStep 2 Students Read Independently
View the video HERE....
Step 3 Students Pair ShareStep 3 Students Pair Share
View the video HERE....
Step 4 Think AloudStep 4 Think Aloud
View the video HERE....
Step 5 Students ParaphraseStep 5 Students Paraphrase
View the video HERE....
Step 6 Text Dependent QuestionsStep 6 Text Dependent Questions
View the video HERE....
Step 7 Expository WritingStep 7 Expository Writing
View the video HERE....
Application 1 Interview the PrinicipalApplication 1 Interview the Prinicipal
View the video HERE....
Application 2a Speaking and Listening Pair ShareApplication 2a Speaking and Listening Pair Share
View the video HERE....
Application 2b Speaking and ListeningApplication 2b Speaking and Listening
View the video HERE....
Application 3 Create School RulesApplication 3 Create School Rules
View the video HERE....
Application 4 Use of TechnologyApplication 4 Use of Technology
View the video HERE....
Application 5a Formal PresentationApplication 5a Formal Presentation
View the video HERE....
Application 5b Questions from the AudienceApplication 5b Questions from the Audience
View the video HERE....
UDL Student PerformanceUDL Student Performance
View the video HERE....