Analyzing text is a concept that, in the past, has been reserved for advanced students or high school students. With Common Core, this has become the domain of the primary elementary school classroom as well. Reading Standards 5, 6, 7, and 8 demand a close analysis of text.
If you are getting ready to tackle this task determining how this should look is challenging. The teaching Channel, regularly filled with great ideas, features what I think is an excellent starting point for any elementary school teacher designing lessons around the analysis of Informational Text. This teacher does a great job of using sentence frames and building, balancing speaking and listening, writing, and reading together in a way that relies on textual evidence and scaffolding with her class. Check it out. In what ways are you planning to provide more opportunities for analysis of text in your classroom?