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Close Reading: Informational Text

Teaching Perks


  • Digital product, downloadable

Categories: Reading, Writing
Product Type: N/A

Product Description

Being able to cite evidence and look back in the text is a must for students now. This packet provides practice with that and also has cute colorful posters to guide students to become expert close readers.

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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I am a 2nd grade teacher that loves making things for my classroom that help my students excel as well as save me time. My hope is that you will be able to find some things in my shop that will do the same for you. 

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