It goes without saying that teachers want their students to be attentive and analytical readers of text. But how does one actually go about teaching students the process of getting there?
Enter Notice & Note.
Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading techniques outlined in the book, Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading, written by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. Essentially, there are six signposts that serve as signals for readers to closely examine literature through a rigorous, analytical lens.
I have created several Notice & Note resources to help my students organize their thinking around this instructional approach, including Signpost Mini-Books, Sticky Notes, and Graphic Organizers.
Any of These Products Could Be Used:
♥ as high-level text-dependent questions during Close Reading lessons
♥ as comprehension checkpoints during Guided Reading, Reading Workshop, Independent Reading, Read Alouds, and Shared Reading
♥ as part of an Interactive Notebook or Reading Response Journal
♥ for homework assignments during a novel study or independent reading
I have also developed several Notice & Note Novel Studies designed to give teachers a detailed roadmap for navigating the various novels with the six Notice and Note Signposts. The signposts are listed along with a "Think-Aloud" teacher script/note, presented in two formats:
♥ comprehensive notices and notes organized BY CHAPTER; useful when focusing on all six signposts at once
♥ comprehensive notices and notes organized BY SIGNPOST; useful when targeting one signpost at a time
I have witnessed first hand how useful the Notice & Note model is for students tackling noteworthy texts with a critical eye. I hope you find these resources useful!
Yours in Literacy,