Close Read to get the Main Idea ~ CHRISTMAS Edition
GREAT guided reading/close reading lesson for getting OBSERVED for grades 2- 5! This scaffolded writing activity is perfect for test prep!
This activity also helps build fluency, comprehension and close reading and writing skills ~ for students of all abilities!
I made up this activity for an observation. I use this lesson over and over with my students during the month of December. I just change the reading passage! I also use it with my science textbook. I use the lesson sheets with small groups, and I have my whole class use them independently. The worksheets are very versatile.
INCLUDED in this packet..
TWO differentiated (one for 2nd - 3rd grade and one for 3rd - 5th) colorful lesson guides. Lesson guides are a teaching tool for teachers to use as they review or teach close reading skills.
ONE page of directions for using the templates and lesson guides.
TWO differentiated worksheets (same grades as above) that can be used with ANY nonfiction text and won't empty your your print cartridge.
My students really enjoy this activity, and I am sure yours will as well.
Clip art by Creative Clips; "Merry Christmas Eve"
For MORE close reading REPRODUCIBLES created to help students close read text and writing TEMPLATES designed to train writers to use details, check out
Close Reading; Summary Practice Nonfiction
Close Reading; Analyzing Characters
Close Reading; Summarizing Stories
Close Writing; The PQA Quiz; Assessments for Fictional Stories
Common Core Writing; The Character Analysis Paragraph
Writing; The Picture Paragraph