Use these two graphic organizers to hit all the aspects of a CLOSE read. All the close read questions are included..all you have to do is use any text passage and add the numbered paragraphs to the graphic organizer. This is perfect for a quick activity to reach all the elements of a common core aligned CLOSE READ.
Both graphic organizers can be double-sided and used when referring to paragraphs(page 1) and sentences (page 2). Students have a column to provide EVIDENCE when responding to the question. Provide the students with a bin of grade-level appropriate reading material (pre-planned) and have them respond using the graphic organizers.
Close reading is defined as careful and purposeful reading used to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension. It enables a transaction between the reader and the text, and a deeper understanding of what the author is saying.