Close Reading: Get your students closely reading and writing about informational text!
Do you use informational articles from Scholastic News, Storyworks, Time for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, etc. in your classroom?
This product outlines for teachers how to implement close reading instruction with informational articles.
Soon your students will be able to closely read informational text, highlight key ideas, take annotative notes, form opinions, debate, cite evidence, and write persuasively!
This product includes:
Why close reading instruction in the classroom is essential and will raise test scores.
Step by step instructional planning template for teachers to follow
Student vocabulary graphic organizer - based on Robert Marzano's vocabulary instruction strategies
Student planning guide for citing key ideas, discussion topics, and formulating opinions of each article
Writing template for students to craft a written response arguing their opinion of the key ideas from the informational article.
Focus Correction Area Rubric, for teachers to use for grading and setting individual writing goals for each student
Created by Melissa O'Bryan
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Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.