Give students choice in showing their thinking during a close read. This works well for your gifted learners who might "get it" quickly or are looking for something more creative to show their understanding. This resource includes a tic-tac-toe style choice board of extension activities, and printables to go with each choice. There are also examples included to show students how to fulfill the requirements. I have had so much fun with this, and they make great displays of student work when they are done.
Choices cover main topics of close reading such as:
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