We all know we should be teaching our students how to close read. But the reality is, it’s hard to find time to pick a text worthy of a close read AND create a Close Reading Unit (with text-dependent questions) to go along with it!
This resource is a solution to that problem! Islandborn by Junot Diaz is such a rich, multi-layered book, making it a perfect choice for a Close Reading Unit.
This Close Reading Unit allows you to teach students how to deeply analyze Islandborn through 3 different lenses across 3 days:
♦ Day 1 – What Does the Text Say?
Key Ideas and Details
♦ Day 2 – How Does the Text Work?
♦ Day 3 - What Does the Text Mean?
WHAT YOU GET WITH THIS PRODUCT:
♥ The rationale behind this product
♥ A 3-page Common Core alignment outline
♥ An Anatomy of a Lesson Plan page, which explains how the lesson plans are designed
♥ Tips for a Successful Close Reading Lesson
♥ The Close Reading Unit (3 Days of Lesson Plans)
♥ Close Reading Sticky Note Template Printing Directions so you can print the Close Reading prompts/questions on your 3x3 sticky notes
♥ 4 pages of Sticky Note Templates, which have the Close Reading prompts/questions printed on them
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Yours in Literacy,