Close Reading & Chunking Text: Reading Comprehension Skills

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Close reading and reading comprehension skills are vital for students to become life-long readers and thinkers. “Chunking” or chunking text is a technique used to close read pages of text, a section of the text, or break down an article, chapter, or poem. Chunking has your students look closely at these particular sections, summarize, analyze and interpret what they read. This is a great reading comprehension technique and activity for your struggling readers.  If you are looking to improve your students’ reading comprehension, this activity will help!

This product is perfect for...

  • Reinforcing reading skills
  • Teaching students to be great readers
  • Independent Activity
  • Stations or Centers Activity

Not only will you receive the PDF version of the product, but all of the activities are also digital!

In this product, you will receive:

  1. What is Chunking?
  2. Chunking a Chapter-Model & Example Post-it Notes
  3. Chunking Template to use with Post-It Notes-Chapters
  4. Example of Chunking an Article-Model & Examples
  5. Article and 2 Templates for Your Students
  6. Chunking a Poem-Model and Examples
  7. Poem and Template for Chunking a Poem
  8. Three Non-Fiction Articles for Practice
  9. Three Poems for Practice
  10. PDF & Google Links Included

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lara M said, I tutor students in reading via Zoom, but I live locally, so parents come to pick up weekly homework packets for my lessons. We did the sample activity during our Zoom class (discussed), then the students were given one of the articles recommended for take-home practice. I thought this was an incredibly well-developed product and I am pleased with my purchase. Thanks!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Queen Bee Classroom said, This is perfect for teaching the students how to close read!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Theresa S, This will be useful from Day 1. So many of my students get to high school without having learned to handle longer, more complex texts. THIS will be a terrific way to do that.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


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