Engage your readers with these close reading plans using the FREE website EPIC! There are 5 days of lesson plans for each text. Included you will find vocabulary pictures, anchor charts to create, collaborative assignment printables, and writing assignments.
This is a great option for new teachers or teachers who may not have a bountiful read aloud collection. All texts used will be available exclusively on EPIC!
Are you interested in completing these texts without printing for students? Be sure to read the section on Paperless Options. Using the EPIC! app/website will allow for your students to interact with the text and be creative using various apps of your choice. If you are not tech savy or have the resources, no problem just print and TEACH!
The weekly plans follow this format:
Day 1: Present Essential Questions & Read for Enjoyment
Day 2: Vocabulary Instruction
Day 3: Students work towards answering text-dependent questions
Day 4: Students work cooperatively to complete an assignment
Day 5: Students complete a written response to the text