Close reading is a strategy that is used to uncover different layers of reading passages. Close reading encourages thoughtful and critical analysis of a text. Students read a passage several times in order to develop a deeper meaning and uncover details that would other wise be overlooked. This resource is designed to engage students in close reading of informational text and to check for reading comprehension.
Included in this resource are five fiction reading passages. Each passage includes a comprehension worksheet and a vocabulary worksheet.