Close reading works to help teachers gradually release responsibility to students while reading. The process of close reading enables students to feel comfortable and independent while tackling complex texts.Teachers model the practice of reading closely and then teach strategies that will help students to reading closely in the future. Close reading gives children the opportunity to take NEW information from a text and add it to their existing background knowledge to increase their schema.
This pack includes 10 close reading passages about different breeds. There are also handouts and question sheets that focus on visualizing, vocabulary, questioning, reading response, text features, main idea, compare & contrast, informational writing, & opinion writing. All handouts are based on Common Core State Standards. Please see the preview for a peek at the product!
-Ideas of how to implement, weekly layout, Common Core alignment
-10 Close Reading Passages - Basset Hounds, Border Collies, Bull Dogs, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, Labradors, Poodles, Springer Spaniels, Schnauzers, Westies
-Visualize & Question - 10, 1 for each breed
-Vocabulary Builder - 10, 1 for each breed
-Read, Think, & Respond - 10, 1 for each breed
-Diggin' into the Paragraphs - 3
-Analyze the Author
-Venn Diagram for breeds
-3 Writing Prompts - opinion & informational