This Make a Claim file, which CAN BE USED WITH ANY TOPIC AND USED MULTIPLE TIMES, consists of a graphic organizer and writing template to help you integrate fun Christmas writing activities with the Common Core Standards we have all come to love! Great activity for getting observed!
Included in this file...
1. A step by step directions page for students; This is the LESSON part; Hand it out and read it aloud with your students to teach the skill.
2. A "make a claim template" with web for organizing ideas; after your students have close read a passage of your choice, give this to them to make a claim.
3. A completed color coded example for you to use as a guide or as an example for students!
For more details on how to teach close reading and note taking skills, check out
Close Read to get the Main Idea FREEBIE;GREAT for getting OBSERVED!
Close Reading; Fun for Kids, Easy for Teachers!
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