American Symbols Nonfiction Close Reading and Visual Vocabulary Unit

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First Grade Bangs
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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48 pages
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**Common Core Aligned!** Need a quick, effective way to teach American symbols to your class? This nonfiction unit will introduce close reading to your young students while growing their schema and vocabulary simultaneously. Show the slideshow to students first- beautiful real-life photographs and simple vocabulary words to help grow schema and connect with the vocabulary in the close reading texts. Next, use the differentiated text passages with your students over several readings, isolating vocabulary and inferring meaning along the way. The texts can be used whole-group or small-group, depending on your needs. Comprehension passages and lots of printables make great additions to your science lessons, guided reading, or literacy centers.

Included in this product:
-20 stunning real-life photos with vocabulary
-directions for use
-3 leveled reading passages- use for K, 1st or 2nd OR for differentiated guided reading groups
-a vocabulary list and printables
-comprehension questions for each passage
-3 graphic organizers (KWL chart, web and thinking map)
-a mini-book
-3 writing response options
-and an American Symbols Bingo class game!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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