The CCLS has put a strong emphasis on using the close read strategy. This is a difficult thing to teach and takes a lot of support in order for students to become more independent with it. Students are also asked to respond to a prompt in writing to show their deep understanding of the text. In this bundle you will receive visuals to describe the close read strategies with steps, text coding symbols, a visual using an acronym RACES to help respond to a writing prompt and a graphic organizer for searching for evidence. Feel free to add/modify it to best suit the needs of your students.