Close Reading Activities for ANY Narrative {3 Project Bundle}

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Save and download all three of these comprehensive close reading projects for ANY narrative text:

PROJECT 1: TEXT DEPENDENT STORY STRIPS
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How can this work in your classroom?

- Download, print, copy, and go! Great for last minute, substitute, or
emergency plans.
- Works with ANY narrative text
- Great for a review at any point of the year
- Rubrics designed for easy & accurate assessment

Use this updated version of a "comic strip" to give students a unique way to show off their understanding of "Key Ideas and Details" in a short narrative. This is a creative and rigorous activity for students to review and be assessed on identifying parts of plot, finding supporting textual evidence that is relevant, and writing an overall theme. My students loved this activity, not only because they could draw and use color, but because they had great debates about which pieces of evidence best supported each part of the plot sequence.

Included in this pack, you will find:
- 5 varied and scaffolded versions of the story strip
- 2 rubrics with student and teacher evaluation columns
- Clear student planning space and directions
- Completed student work samples to show as exemplars

PLUS...
- an editable two-slide Powerpoint template to change the story strip and rubric if necessary

Download, print, and enjoy :) I appreciate your feedback!

PROJECT 2: NOVEL PROJECT BASED ASSESSMENT
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This "After Reading" project is a hands-on, creative way for students to practice and demonstrate their understanding of concepts in ANY book. Students will create a four part "quadrama" that focuses on key skills that are associated with fictional literature such as:

- Tracing plot element development
- Examining symbolism
- Internal and external character traits
- Conflict development
- Finding key topics and themes
- Rating and recommending the book using supporting evidence

If you are looking for a hands-on project that allows students to work with literary elements, this is a great assessment for kids to get involved in the creative process!

Included in the product are:
Teacher Instructions
Student Friendly Directions
Printable cut-outs for classes or individuals
Numerous photos and examples
Evaluating rubric
Correlation to Common Core standards
(These are geared towards 6th grade, but can fit a few grades above
and below depending on how you differentiate and scaffold.)


PROJECT 3: EVIDENCE BASED BODY BIOGRAPHIES
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Body Biographies are a creative tool to help your students dig more deeply into character development while providing key supporting evidence!

I primarily use this tool in middle grades (6,7,8). This resource is designed to be used with short narrative texts or chapters which allow for a smaller focus when choosing character traits and evidence. The elements addressed are all related to characterization of fictional or non-fictional people.

Students have a chance to delve into F.A.S.T. Characterization {Feelings, Actions, Sayings, Thoughts}, Different Perspectives {Internal/External}, motivations, values, foundational beliefs, goals, traits, personality, etc.- all while citing evidence from the text!


Please view the preview to see the types of activities and vocabulary included in this project pack.

With your pack, you receive:
- A Teacher Guide
- Student Samples
- 5 body biography templates
- 5 individual planning guides correlated to each template
- 5 specific rubrics correlated to each template
- A poetry activity with a plan, final copy, and rubric worksheet
Total Pages
60
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Lifelong Tool

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Close Reading Activities for ANY Narrative {3 Project Bundle}
Close Reading Activities for ANY Narrative {3 Project Bundle}
Close Reading Activities for ANY Narrative {3 Project Bundle}
Close Reading Activities for ANY Narrative {3 Project Bundle}
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