Getting your students to slow down, reflect as they read, and engage with the text in different ways is all part of being a good reader and are goals of close reading. While this can be a difficult skill for students to master, teaching it doesn't have to be! Jennifer Horner and I have teamed up to create an easy to use Close Read for primary students.
These Christmas units include everything you need to engage in several Close Reads and kick your December off, RIGHT!! All of the units are broken down into an easy to use 5 day lesson plan.
Day 1 - Cold Read
Day 2 - Vocabulary
Day 3 - Text Dependent/Text Inspired Questions
Day 4 - Collaborative Questioning
Day 5 - Cumulative Wrap Up
Nurturing these higher level skills takes time and many different techniques. Therefore, vocabulary words, picture cards, questions, response sheets, graphic organizers, retelling pieces, partner responses, and MORE are included for you to differentiate your instruction. Bonus informational texts are even included in many of the Close Reads so your students can compare and contrast fiction to non fiction. We've even plugged in cross curricular connections with STEM activity cards. We've literally thought of it ALL!!! By purchasing this Close Read BUNDLE, you are saving BIG and essentially getting 20% off each Close Read. We hope you enjoy!!
Close Reads Included:
A Very Grinchy Christmas
The Polar Express
Snowmen at Christmas
The Polar Bear who Saved Christmas
The Littlest Reindeer
Please note: This unit is closely aligned with Common Core and TNCore's 2015 Summer Training, specifically targeting anchor standard: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1