Usually when I find a chunk of text to use for a close reading, I’ll typeset the passage on a fresh page, using wide margins and triple-spacing so my students will have lots of room to write. I am limited, however, in the number of copies I’m allowed to make each year, so I’m thinking this gem of an idea from She Pins, She Tries, She Posts will work in my classroom, especially when we’re studying a single poem in our literature textbook. History and science teachers might even find themselves breakin’ these out every week.
I already have the felt square “erasers” that were heralded by readers over on my homemade whiteboard post, so now I just need to get some parents to donate a bunch of those skinny dry erase markers and I’ll be good to go.
Teach on, everyone!