Attention All Primary Teachers of Informational Text, Science, and Content Reading: The solar eclipse of Monday, August 21, 2017 will be seen across a significant swath of North America! Help students understand what a solar eclipse is and the fact that Albert Einstein needed one to prove his general theory of relativity!
Nat Geo’s “Albert Einstein” is a gold mine of information, and it’s a great resource for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Informational Text 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, as well as the concept of close reading, because of its many and varied text features. With your copy of this read aloud and our Text-Dependent Questions, you can easily guide your students to the memorable facts and central ideas of this text. Each question has a cited standard and corresponding page number where the answer can be found, and sample answers are indicated on our TDQ card for teacher reference.
After your class discussion, enhance your lesson with two close reading worksheets to help students review the facts, vocabulary, and concepts in the text. Great for independent workers, pairs or groups! Page numbers are cited on both worksheets to scaffold close reading for young learners. On the second worksheet, students return to the glossary to find a definition of “solar eclipse,” then draw and label their own illustration of a solar eclipse.
Included in this packet:
• 1 Text-Dependent Question card
• 2 Close-Reading Worksheets
All of our “Max Learner Book Detective” products help teach the Common Core reading standards by capturing the attention and imagination of primary students with read-aloud stories teachers love! Kids are excited about “solving the mysteries hidden inside of books”! Our book-specific text-dependent question cards help teachers guide students to the heart of the text where the central message lives. Close reading is fun for everyone with Max Learner Book Detective!