Sally and Jordan learn that there is nothing to be scared of when going back to school in this fictional short reading activity.
"Back to School: A Fictional Close Read for 3rd-5th Grade" is a close reading passage and questions designed to teach students reading comprehension and text analysis strategies. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The reading passage is written on an end-of-the-year 3rd grade Reading Level. This makes the passage ideal for 4th and 5th grade students at back to school time, either as review of close reading strategies, or as a first close reading activity.
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Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here. The seven questions range from basic knowledge to inference.
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Back to School: A Fictional Close Read for 3rd-5th Grade
by Elements of Elementary
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