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.