With the implementation of common core standards close reading is a must now. I have started this with my class and can see a tremendous growth in their reading skills. The college and career readiness (CCR) anchor standards are often overlooked and the first one states that students must read closely. This packet will help you do just that along with covering the rest of the college and career readiness (CCR) anchor standards. The passages are suitable for 1st-4th grades. With some 1st graders it may be beneficial to scaffold the reading by breaking up the passage into chunks. You might preview the text and discuss key vocabulary, or chunk the text and read and discuss as you go.
What’s included: What is close reading Close reading includes What are text dependent questions How I use this in my classroom Be a text talker poster(2 versions) Show your thinking poster(2 versions) A close reader is poster Talk about it poster (for partner talk) Another example of what close reading might look like
Article Titles Included (all with at least 2 pages of questions): Two Giant Pandas Polar Bears Australia Bats Let’s Go Green (recycling) Staying Healthy Sweet Dreams Hibernation Volcanoes Community Helpers Harriet Tubman
A couple of passages have some multiple choice questions that I use just to check for comprehension.
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