Close Read to get the Main Idea ~ FREEBIE!
GREAT guided reading/close reading lesson for getting OBSERVED for grades 2- 5! Could be used with lower grades.
I like to teach multiple skills when I have the chance ~ don't we all? 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 and to help my students find the main idea and ask and answer questions.
I use this lesson over and over with my students. 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..
ONE colorful lesson guide for students
One colorful example of a completed worksheet that can be used as a model with students.
ONE page of directions for close reading nonfiction text
ONE written response worksheet with a graphic organizer that can be used with ANY nonfiction text and won't empty your your print cartridge.
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