This file is a 9 page download for directions on leading a close reading group with elementary students using the book Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. This activity will help students tackle a fictional text with challenging vocabulary. It is a perfect way to teach your students to think and prove their thoughts while reading!
Included you will find the following:
-What is a Close Reading? (mini-poster)
-3 day lesson plans for a close reading activity including vocabulary instruction
-Text Dependent Questions and Expected Conversation
-Close Reading Symbol Toolbox
-Informational Reading Organizer
-Recounting the Story Reading Response Activity
*Please note that all of my close reading packets include a close reading mini poster, a close reading toolbox, and a close reading organizer.