Getting your students to slow down, reflect as they read, and engage with the text in different ways are 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.
This 101 page unit includes everything you need to engage in an Animal themed Close Read. This unit is broken down in 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 EXTRAS are included for you to differentiate your instruction. Wild animal picture prompts are even included to inspire real world connections. We have thought of everything you need and more to engage your students, successfully, in a Close Read. We hope you enjoy!!
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