Little Readers, Big Thinkers

Teaching Close Reading in the Primary Grades

Young learners are full of questions and wonderings, so much so that sometimes they need a guide for their curiosity. With Amy Stewart’s manageable approach to close reading, you’ll be able to harness the big thinking we know is inside their inquisitive minds.

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Amy Stewart, a Chicago-based literacy coach and teacher, showcases ways that close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults.

 With its description of the pillars of close reading, multiple lesson sequences for grades K-2, and real-life classroom scenarios, Little Readers, Big Thinkers offers a trove of insights:

  • What close reading is (and is not)
  • How to encourage students to “read like detectives”
  • Ways to weave close reading practices into your lessons
  • How to cultivate real reading, organic thinking, and deep conversation
  • Which books invite amazing learning and thinking experiences

With Stewart as your guide, close reading will become your students’ stepping stone to a lifelong love of reading.  

 

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About the Author(s)

Amy Stewart is a literacy coach who works and learns alongside K-3 teachers and students in a suburb of Chicago. An avid reader and writer herself, Amy spends her days working to inspire passionate children who use reading and writing to learn, lead, and create. Her classroom teaching experiences are in kindergarten and third grade.

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Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 168 pp/paper
Year: 2019
Item No: 1212
ISBN: 978-1-62531-212-9

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