Close Reading: American Symbols

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  • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Subjects: Reading, Social Studies
  • Product Type: Lesson/Unit Plans, Printable
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Product Description

Close reading is the reading and re-reading of text to gather meaning and determine the author's purpose. These are crucial concepts for growing readers. This product is a comprehensive packet of American symbols. Each topic contains a reading passage and 2-3 activities.

American Symbols included in this product are:

-The White House -The Liberty Bell -Bald Eagle -Statue of Liberty -Mount Rushmore-American Flag

Activities for each reading passage are varied but included in this product are: -Lift and flap facts about The White House -Read and Respond Pages (underline the part of the text that....highlight the part of the text that....) -Sticky notes of important facts page -Make your own American symbol and write about it -Clay creation. Make your own sculpture like Mount Rushmore. Use the words first, next, then and last to tell how you created it. -oxidation experiment with pennies -true/false -vocabulary review -make a timeline -thinking map (web) -multiple choice comprehension Open ended questions, questioning to support text, vocabulary word review and definition pages, webs, identifying key elements and key features of texts are all included.

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A First for Everything

I have been teaching for 18 years. Most of the time has been in a private school teaching kindergarten. I have been teaching first grade for the last 3 years and I absolutely love it!

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