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 Life Cycle units include everything you need to engage in Informational Close Reading. 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. We've even included real world picture writing prompts, an observation journal, and seasonal graphing as a means of integrating Science across the curriculum. By purchasing this BUNDLE, you are saving BIG and essentially getting 1 Close Read for FREE. We hope you enjoy!!
Close Reads Included:
Butterfly Life Cycle
Frog Life Cycle
Sunflower Life Cycle
**If you already own the SPRING Close Read Bundle - do not purchase this Bundle! As these units are the same life cycle units included in that zipped file. For any questions, please email me (email@example.com) prior to purchasing. Thank you!
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