April Close Reading: This close reading unit for April is ready to ignite learning for your middle school students. Students will read stories on Cam Newton, Boston Marathon, Facebook Reactions, and April Fools' Day. CLICK PREVIEW TO VIEW A LARGE PORTION OF THIS UNIT. My students were tired of reading the same old passages about things that weren’t relevant to their lives. So I decided to poll my students for this month’s close reading! Use the close reading strategies to help guide you with these differentiated close reading passages. In this unit you will receive common core alignment grades sixth, seventh, and eighth. Four separate differentiated passages ranging from lexile levels between 800-1150. Each passage includes a comprehension check, tons of worksheets that apply to informational text standards, and creative writing.
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This Product Includes:
1. Common Core Alignment Grades 6-8
2. 4 different passages differentiated three ways (Cam Newton, Boston Marathon, Facebook Reactions, April Fools' Day)
3. Over 10 worksheets (Research Project, Explicit, Connotation, Denotation, Analyzing, Making Connections, Close Reading Marks, and more!)
4. Creative Writing
5. Quizzes and answer keys
Students love learning reading strategies while incorporating 2016 trends.
This Close Reading April pack gives students a fun and exciting way to learn how to analyze their writing skills.
How to teach this lesson:
This packet is easy to navigate and can be used over the course of a month.
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