There are 2 sections for today's book study, and I will be covering the 2nd half which is in Part 2 Section 8 called "Questions You May Have" and if you are like me, you have a lot! If you want to read the post about the first part of today's study, Part 2 Section 7 "Assessments and the Signposts" head over to Teach-A-Roo.
This section listed 8 common questions many people have before and during implementation of the signposts for Close Reads. It's a very easy-to-read section because the layout is so user friendly. I am sure each person will be drawn to different questions depending on experience. The authors answer questions pertaining to:
~Will students actually be able to use to signposts after I teach them?
~If students need a review, what do I do?
~How do I know if students find the signposts in books that I have not read? (THIS question was great for me because I have lit circles in my classroom and there is no way I can pre read 5-6 books at a time)
~What do I do if students disagree about a particular signpost?
~How many signposts should I expect to find in a novel?
~Do the signpost lessons work for expository text?
~Are there other signposts in a novel that deserve discussion? (THIS was also a great question for me because we all probably have our own "signposts" we look for in a text)
~Am I going to squash my students' love of reading by making the take notes on a novel they read? (ANOTHER great question because while I want my students to be careful, close readers, I also want them to be able to get lost in a book and not worry that they didn't write any notes down)
This section is one that I have placed a sticky note on because it will be very helpful as I continue implementing Close Reads in my classroom, and it will be referred to many times during my journey.
Be sure to come back here Thursday when I lead the next section. It's packed full of great info!
I would love to hear your thoughts/questions on this portion of our book study! Also feel free to link up below if you have a post to share :)
**Please excuse any typos as I don't have the super power of being perfect :)