LEFT: The extent of my knowledge prior to this book.
RIGHT: Beers and Probst are the authors of Notice and Note. They identified 6 signposts that we come across in children's literature. This has completely changed the way I perceive close reading in the classroom. Signposts create more of a visual for students and is better structured.
At each signpost, student's learn to stop and ask themselves a key question. These questions are designed to help students make inferences, discover the conflict, and identify the theme. I like that there is only one questions for each signpost.
I found this book list that I have been using to teach each signpost. Thank you Pinkadot Elementary!
I came across this anchor chart on Pinterest. I love the simplicity and the teacher can add to it as students learn each signpost.