COMBO Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Bundle {August-June}

COMBO Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Bundle {August-June}
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11 Products in this Bundle
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    Bundle Description
    I have used these close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

    NOTE: These texts and activities are the exact same ones as my other monthly close reading products. I have combined the print and online versions for this combo.

    How are my close reading texts unique?
    ★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me
    ★ Discreetly differentiated into five levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities
    ★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages
    ★ Paired text and activity for each topic
    ★ Format options for use with or without interactive notebooks
    ★ Online option

    Perfect for:
    ★ Whole group
    ★ Guided reading
    ★ ELA centers
    ★ Flipped classroom
    ★ Homework

    What is included?
    ★ Overview of close reading
    ★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group, small group, and homework options
    ★ Five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, paired text and activity, and answer keys for each topic
    ★ Half-page and notebook page header options for interactive notebooks
    ★ Google Slides™ links to five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, and paired text and activity for each topic
    ★ Google Forms™ links to 10-question assessments
    ★ Answer keys for each topic

    Pearl Freebie
    Download this print freebie to see one topic in its entirety so you know if this product will work for you and your students.

    Preview online activities for one level of one topic {here}.

    Included in the Bundle:

    S'mores - Sequence, author’s voice, opinion writing, paired with Campfires (text structure)
    Swimming Safely - Synthesizing information, main idea/details, opinion/persuasive writing, paired with Lifeguards (making inferences/drawing conclusions)
    Hawai'i/Hawaii - Synthesizing information, context clues, opinion writing, paired with Alaska (compare/contrast)
    State Fairs - Determining fact and opinion, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with World's Fair (opinion writing)

    The Birth of American Football - Timelines, cause and effect, opinion writing, paired with Soccer (text structure)
    The U.S. Constitution - Synthesizing information, primary sources, opinion writing, paired with The Bill of Rights (opinion writing)
    Jim Henson - Synthesizing information, opinion, descriptive writing, paired with Franz Oz (compare/contrast)
    Jesse Owens - Identifying challenges, chronological structure, narrative writing, paired with Wilma Rudolph (narrative writing)

    Columbus Day - Pros/cons, cause/effect, persuasive writing, paired with Leif Erikson (opinion writing)
    Candy Corn - Sequencing, alliteration, opinion writing, paired with Popcorn (opinion writing)
    Peanuts (Charles M. Schulz) - Cause/effect (influences), main idea/details, personal narrative, paired with Diary of a Wimpy Kid (narrative writing)
    Hot Air Balloons - Context clues, nonfiction text features, opinion writing, paired with Blimps (compare/contrast)

    Pardon Me (pardoning a turkey) - sequence, pronouns, persuasive writing, paired with Wild Turkeys (compare/contrast)
    Mark Twain - timeline, context clues, narrative writing, paired with Mississippi River (influences)
    Shopping Frenzy (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) - synthesizing information, proper/common nouns, opinion writing, paired with Credit Cards (advantages/disadvantages)
    Diabetes - compare/contrast, main idea/details, descriptive writing, paired with Diabetic Technology (comparative/speculative writing)

    Ice Hockey - Inferences, diagram, narrative writing, paired with The Great One (opinion writing)
    Happy Holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa) - Synthesizing/comparing information, prepositions, narrative writing, paired with Aussie Christmas (narrative/opinion writing)
    A Tea Party (Boston Tea Party) - Summarizing, cause/effect, opinion writing, paired with Boston Massacre (opinion writing)
    Pearl Harbor - Timeline/sequence, making inferences, narrative writing, paired with Code Talkers (compare/contrast, opinion writing)

    Elvis - Timeline, vocabulary/context clues, descriptive writing, paired with Taylor Swift (compare/contrast)
    How to Build a Snowman - Sequencing, synonyms/antonyms, descriptive writing, paired with Snow Crystals (opinion writing)
    Inauguration Day - Compare/contrast, cause/effect, opinion writing, paired with Election Day (synthesizing information)
    Emperor Penguins - Synthesizing information, main idea/details, opinion writing, paired with Little Penguins (compare/contrast)

    Festive Foods (Chinese New Year) – Synthesizing information, homophones, descriptive writing, paired with Fortune Cookies (opinion writing)
    Thomas Edison – Synthesizing information, Greek/Latin roots, descriptive writing, paired with Franklin the Scientist and Inventor (compare/contrast)
    Groundhog Day – Synthesizing information, identifying fact/fiction, creative writing, paired with Animals and Weather (opinion writing)
    Grand Canyon – Determining main idea, writing numbers as words, opinion writing, paired with The Conservationist President (summarizing)

    Theodor Seuss Geisel - Synthesizing information, cause/effect, descriptive writing, paired with Shel Silverstein (narrative writing)
    Basketball - Synthesizing information, diagrams, descriptive writing, paired with Michael Jordan (opinion writing)
    The Alamo - Summarizing, context clues, opinion or descriptive writing, paired with Davy Crockett (opinion writing)
    Sled Dog Racing - Synthesizing information, main idea/details, opinion writing, paired with Alaskan Husky (important details)

    Opening Day (history and celebrations) - Cause/effect, supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Take Me Out to the Ball Game (opinion writing)
    Titanic (ship's features) - Author’s purpose, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Luxury Airlines (compare/contrast)
    Jelly Beans (how they're made) - Details, sequencing, opinion writing, paired with Ronald Reagan (opinion writing)
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (how to) - Context clues, imperative sentences, opinion writing, paired with Vermicomposting (visualizing)

    Bike Safety - Synthesizing information, imperative sentences, opinion writing, paired with Tour de France (inferencing, opinion writing)
    Kentucky Derby - Synthesizing information, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Triple Crown (opinion writing)
    Jewish Americans - Synthesizing information, text structure, opinion writing, paired with More Jewish Americans (compare/contrast)
    Golden Spike - Greek and Latin roots, cause/effect, opinion writing, paired with Panama Canal (compare/contrast)

    Pearls - Compare/contrast, cause/effect, narrative writing, paired with Diamonds (problem/solution)
    Fishing - Sequencing, figurative language, narrative writing, paired with Invasive Species (problem/solution, narrative writing)
    Flag History - Context clues, primary source, opinion writing, paired with Flag Code (visualizing)
    Adopt a Cat - Synthesizing information, alliteration, persuasive writing, paired with Shelter Animals (problem/solution)

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    Close Reading Products - Online Only
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