Close reading works to help teachers gradually release responsibility to students while reading. The process of close reading enables students to feel comfortable and independent while tackling complex texts.Teachers model the practice of reading closely and then teach strategies that will help students to reading closely in the future. Close reading gives children the opportunity to take NEW information from a text and add it to their existing background knowledge to increase their schema.
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FREEBIE Close Reading Passages Florida
This pack includes 5 close reading passages about Florida.
There are also handouts and question sheets that focus on visualizing, vocabulary, questioning, reading response, text features, main idea, compare & contrast, informational writing, & opinion writing. Each handout comes with two versions - primary lines & regular lines - for easy differentiation. All handouts are based on Common Core State Standards.
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-Close Reading How-To
-Ideas of how to implement
-Common Core alignment for grades 2-4
-5 Close Reading Passages - Florida Capital, Florida Flag, Florida State Bird, Florida State Flower, The Everglades
-Question & Visualize - 1 for each passage
-Vocabulary Builder - 2 options for each passage.
-Read, Think, & Respond - 2 options for each passage
-Rays of Evidence - 2 options. 1 for each paragraph
-Analyze the Author - 2 options
-Venn Diagram - 2 options
-Informational writing prompts
-Opinion writing prompts
To read more about close reading check out my Close Reading Mini-Series
You can also take a look at my other close reading passages here:
Close Reading Passages