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Watch Kylene and Bob’s webinar on Notice & Note (approx. 30 minutes)
“Just as rigor does not reside in the barbell but in the act of lifting it, rigor in reading isn’t an attribute of a text but fairly of a reader’s behavior-engaged, observant, responsive, questioning, analytical. The close reading strategies in Notice and Note will can help you cultivate those critical reading habits which will make your students more attentive, thoughtful, independent readers.”
-Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst
In Notice and Note Kylene Beers and Bob Probst introduce 6 “signposts” that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature and encourage students to read closely. Learning first to spot these signposts and then to question them, enables readers to explore the text, any text, finding evidence to give a boost to their interpretations. In short, these close reading strategies will help your students to notice and note.
In this timely and practical guide Kylene and Bob:
- examine the new emphasis on text-dependent questions, rigor, text complexity, and what it means to be literate in the 21st century
- identify 6 signposts that help readers keep in mind and respond to character development, conflict, point of view, and theme
- provide 6 text-dependent anchor questions that help readers consider and read more closely
- offer 6 Notice and Note model lessons, including text selections and teaching tools, that can help you introduce each signpost to your students.
Notice and Note will help create attentive readers who look closely at a text, interpret it responsibly, and reflect on what it means in their lives. It must help them change into the responsive, rigorous, independent readers we not only want students to be but know our democracy demands.
A new Notice and Note Literature Log offers students practice finding the signposts-with over-the-shoulder coaching from Kylene and Bob. Save with 5-packs.