Common Core is asking students to analyze their science and social studies textbooks in ways they have not done before. I have found that the old resources were not meeting the needs of my students. This Textual Analysis Student Notebook is a companion to 5th Grade Science/Chapter 6/The Solar System (Macmillan/McGraw Hill). This 12 page document keeps students engaged in finding and using information directly from their textbook. I have used this piece whole group, as table work, centers, partner work, and even solo for homework. Students are giving short written responses, creating charts, diagrams, and pictures, and culminating with a summary paragraph on the chapter.
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