Close Reading Bundle | Reading Passages Bundle

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    Close Reading is a method for teaching students how to read for comprehension and how to get the most out of what they read. It is best used with Science and Social Studies Informational Text. Hop on over to our BLOG to read about how it is best used in the Classroom. CLICK HERE

    Each Close Reading unit includes comprehension questions. All reading units are differentiated to a few levels that range between 1st grade and beginning of 3rd grade. The comprehension questions are differentiated as well.

    Along with comprehension questions these passages can be used with informational writing, small group reading, independent activities, and work for early finishers.

    There is a full informational writing program included as well as step by step instructions

    This unit is DIGITAL & PRINTABLE



    • Close Reading Passages (Differentiated to 3 Levels)

    - Sun

    - Moon

    - Stars

    - Seasons

    - Baseball

    - Habitats

    - Candy Canes

    - Various Animals

    - Various Countries

    - Winter Sports

    Comprehension Questions (2 Levels)(

    • Comprehension Questions (2 Levels)
    • Informational Writing Steps
    • Step by Step Lesson Plans on how to use Close Reading in the Classroom
    • Story Maps & Graphic Organizers
    • Writing Templates
    • How to do Close Reading in the classroom
    • Close Reading Schedule and Lessons


    As a class or you can assign students individually, you will have the students read one of the close reading articles. Choose their level. Teacher will follow the close reading schedule included in the unit. The student will do activities with the article including vocabulary and comprehension questions. Then students will start their informational writing piece on the topic, using their close reading article and our Inference Graphic Organizer. In the end they will have an informational writing piece completed. This can be repeated many times with each article included.

    Most of these Close Reading Units are included in a PBL Unit.


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same. Assessment does not include inheritance or animals that undergo metamorphosis or hybrids.
    Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. Examples of patterns could include that the sun and moon appear to rise in one part of the sky, move across the sky, and set; and stars other than our sun are visible at night but not during the day. Assessment of star patterns is limited to stars being seen at night and not during the day.
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
    By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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