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Christmas Close Reading

Christmas Close Reading
Christmas Close Reading
Christmas Close Reading
Christmas Close Reading
Christmas Close Reading
Christmas Close Reading
Christmas Close Reading
Christmas Close Reading
Product Description
Christmas Close Reading Bundle: Christmas Themed Non Fiction Articles and Resources

SUBJECT: English, Language Arts, Reading
LEVEL:Upper Elementary, Middle School

Are you searching for ways to empower your students to become independent readers, learners, and thinkers?

Are you searching for ways to engage struggling middle school readers with common core reading strategies?

Are you on the hunt for an engaging Christmas activity that fits seamlessly into your curriculum?

Do you want your students to remain focused while reading, and to become actively involved in the text?

Close Reading is a highly effective Common Core strategy that helps students better understand text; it asks them to dig deeper into what they have been reading, and to back up their thinking with text evidence. This engaging package of resources takes students through the Close Reading process step by step, providing gradual release of responsibility and time for independent practice. Story elements are focused on throughout the activities.

This package contains 3 of my best selling close reading resources, bundled together at a discounted price - you get 3 products for the price of 2! All of the resources are Christmas themed, making it great to use throughout the month of December. As there are 3 different articles and accompanying activities, you could do them throughout the month, or blast through them during the last hectic week before Christmas - they are a great way to keep students engaged and focused!

Everything needed to get your students started with Close Reading is included – detailed step by step instructions, annotation guide, reading passages, and graphic organizers. Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

This creative and engaging package includes the following:

Close Reading – What it it?: A two page document explaining the Close Reading process, with tips on how to set it up for use in your classroom.

Text Annotation – A Step By Step Guide to Increase Reading Comprehension: Multiple pages of information that teaches students how to effectively annotate text.

Close Reading – Step By Step Guide: Detailed explanation of the Close Reading process, teaching students exactly what they need to do during a first, second, and third reading of a text.

Close Reading – Partner Discussion Tips: A detailed list of tips to enable effective partner discussion during the Close Reading process.

Close Reading – Answer Stems: A detailed list of answer stems, to improve student reading responses and encourage students to provide text evidence to back up their ideas.

Close Reading – Things to Look Out For: A list of things for students to look out for while reading, to aid in the Close Reading process.

Close Reading Article and Resources: The following non fiction original full text articles are included:

-"Where Did the Candy Cane Come From?"
-"Crazy Christmas Traditions from Around the World"
-"Christmas Tree History"

All articles contain detailed graphic organizers with targeted comprehension questions for students to complete after their first, second, and third reading.

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