This CLOSE READING FREEBIE
was created to help students develop strategies to read complex texts independently. This Close Reading passage is accompanied by several text-dependent questions and writing prompts for your students to cite evidence from the text, as well as questions that require them to infer and think deeply about the text.
I love having my students compare this passage to Peter Brown's book, The Curious Garden!
The Curious Garden is a fictional story inspired by the New York City High Line. It's a great way to engage students in comparing and contrasting stories in different genres.
This Close Reading Freebie is a sneak peek of a Non-Fiction Close Reading Bundle in the works (with a focus on creative problem-solving). Be sure to follow my store to be notified as soon as it becomes available!
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• Literature Circles Bundle: Adapted for Primary Grades
• Shades Of Meaning: Synonyms Activity
• Introducing Idioms
• Making Words: A Phonics Bundle
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This product is intended for personal use in one classroom only.