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Celebrate April with this unique unit designed specifically for Close Reading! Inside you will find 20 passages written at FOUR different levels. Each passage has seven pages of activities with a text evidence focus! Download the preview to see each lexile level.
20 Passages/ 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Passage
This unit is organized to save you precious time!
This unit can also serve as week-long differentiated homework!
Inside this unit:
*** 20 informational text pieces. Each text is written at four different levels. The levels range from high-first/low-second to mid-fifth. Each contains the same visual content, text features, and text structure.
*** 1 Graphic Organizer for Key Ideas and Details per passage (To be used for paragraph focuses, asking questions, or making inferences)
*** 4 pages of questions per passage (4 questions on each page)
* 1st Key Ideas and Details (Focuses only on RI.1 or RL.1)
* 2nd Key Ideas and Details (Addresses RI.1, RL.1, RI.2, RL.2, RI.3, RL.3)
* 3rd Craft and Structure focused on RI.4 and RL.4 (Vocabulary is carefully selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support)
* 4th Integration of Knowledge and Ideas focused RI.7, RI.8 and RL.7
- RI.2, RI.6, RI.9 Supplements are provided I have taken the paragraph focus pages and included universal sheets to include point of view and compare and contrast which can be used with absolutely any text with two, three, four, or five paragraphs. It saves paper when printing and you will have something you can use with any text at any time.
*** 2 Writing pieces per passage. For opinions/text evidence/personal connections!
*** Full Answer Key (All on one page to save you ink.)
*** Improved Custom Text Coding Poster
*** At the end of the unit you will find the passages without the border. This way you can implement Close Reading procedures and text coding.
*** Cover page (for those who make packets)
*** New and Improved Close Reading 3-Day Breakdown
*** Good Old Fashion Table of Contents with page numbers.
*** Modern Clickable Titles: Table of Contents with lexile levels.
Passage titles are:
Each written at four different levels.
>> All About April
>> April Fools'
>> Let's Play Ball (Baseball history and more)
>> Arbor Day
>> Tree, Tree, Tree
>> Recycling: The First Step
>> Earth Day
>> Neighborhood Clean-Up
>> Habitat Destruction and Preservation
>> Thomas Jefferson (Birthday April 13, 1743)
>> Spring Break (History and More)
>> Baskets and Bunnies (A historical look at these Easter symbols)
>> White House Egg Roll
>> Easter Egg Coloring and Hunting (A historical look)
>> All About Rabbits (A scientific look)
>> Space Travel (April 12, 1961 first human space flight)
>> National Poetry Month (Celebrate Poems in April)
>> Practice Might Get Cancelled (Fiction/Literature)
>> Lake or Pool (Fiction/Literature with a figurative language focus)
>> Water Cycle Wonder (Science focused Fiction/Literature on precipitation with a figurative language focus)
17 Non-fiction and 3 Fiction
Includes three fun literature pieces!
These timeless passages and their corresponding activities can be used all year! Not just during April.
Use for fluency practice! Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
This unit can serve as fun homework, morning work, center, or station work. It can even last a whole week!
Will work nicely for whole group or small group.
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds. "Close Reading" can happen with read-alouds.
Use the text code poster to dig into non-fiction text structures.
Tags: Guided Reading, Small Group Work, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Common Core Standards RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7, RI.8 RI.9, RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
For more on Common Core Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reading.
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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click HERE to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
Click HERE to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading: Other uses includehomework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click HERE to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
Click below to see each individual unit in the file.
Click below to see more of each individual unit in the file.
Click HERE for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click HERE for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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