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Notice & Note

Strategies for Close Reading

By Kylene Beers, Robert E Probst

Notice and Note by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst introduces 6 "signposts" to help students read closely, encouraging them to explore the text and find evidence to support their interpretations.

The book provides text-dependent anchor questions and model lessons to help teachers introduce each signpost. It's a practical guide to help create attentive readers who interpret text responsibly and reflect on its meaning in their lives.


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"Just as rigor does not reside in the barbell but in the act of lifting it, rigor in reading is not an attribute of a text but rather of a reader’s behavior—engaged, observant, responsive, questioning, analytical. The close reading strategies in Notice and Note will help you cultivate those critical reading habits that will make your students more attentive, thoughtful, independent readers."

—Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

Also available: Notice & Note/Reading Nonfiction Signpost Student Bookmarks

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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 support 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 understand and respond to character development, conflict, point of view, and theme
  • provide 6 text-dependent anchor questions that help readers take note and read more closely
  • offer 6 Notice and Note model lessons, including text selections and teaching tools, that 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 should help them become 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.

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