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 St. Patrick's Day units include everything you need to engage in comparison 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. STEM challenges, a sensory writing activity, and "History on the Holiday" are even included to integrate subjects across the curriculum. By purchasing this BUNDLE - you are saving BIG and getting a "Pot of Gold" craftivity for FREE. This exclusive craftivity offer comes only through purchasing this St. Patrick's Day Bundle and can NOT be bought. We hope you enjoy!!
Close Reads Included:
The Luckiest Leprechaun by Justine Korman
Leprechaun on the Loose by Marcia Thornton Jones
Pot of Gold Craftivity
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