Close Reading Kit

Teacher Karma
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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76 pages
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Teach your students to read closely, use text evidence, and improve comprehension with these Close Reading Strategies! Designed to provide your students with activities, graphic organizers, and handouts that will teach your students to close read and improve overall comprehension skills. **This is just perfect to add to your TEST PREP or Response to Intervention {RtI} library!

Using this unit in your classroom will benefit your students in the following ways:

• Inspire students to understand the process of CLOSE READING, and see how these steps help them to dig deep and better comprehend the text.

• Encourage students to be independent thinkers, and dig deep into a wide range of genres.

• Practice using text evidence to prove answers to questions of even the most difficult text.

• Provide students with test prep materials and activities that are MORE THAN JUST WORKSHEETS!

Included in the 76 page unit:

* The Steps

* Chart

* Strategy: Change is Good!

* Organizer {quad}

* 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Reading Organizer {2)

* Strategy: Do You Agree?

* Do You Agree? handout {5 questions}

* Do You Agree? handout {3 questions}

* Start Reading UP CLOSE Chart {2}

* Strategy: Close Reading Partners

* Activity / center: Reading Partners

* Strategy: Read with a Pencil

* Read with a Pencil poster / organizer {2}

* Activity / center: Make Your Mark!

* Make Your Mark Checklist

* Yes, But Why? handout

* Strategy: Text Evidence Sentence Starters

* Providing Evidence with Text Evidence Sentence Starters Chart {2}

* Sentence Starters {8 mini cards}

* Text Evidence Sentence Starters handout

* 8 full-page Sentence Starters posters

* The Language of Text Evidence {2}

* Strategy: 1, 2, 3 Evidence

* Text Evidence: 1, 2, 3 Evidence! handout / chart

* Teacher: Writing Close Questions

* Teacher Strategy: Start Small and Move On!

* Start Small ~ Question Planner

* Close Reading Sample Questions

* Strategy: In My Own Words: Paraphrasing Text

* In My Own Words handouts {2}

* It's ALL in the Words!

* Strategy: Flip the Question

* FLIP the Question! handout

* Strategy: Ask Critical Questions

* My Critical Questions handout

* Questions That Will Help Me Understand handout

* My Critical Questions {open}

* Strategy: Refer Back to the Numbers

* Strategy: It's ALL in the Notes!

* Strategy: More Than a Book: Broaden "Text" Horizons

* More Than a Book handout

* What Does the Text Say? chart

* Strategy: Read Between the Lines

* From the Text handout

* Text & Brain Chart


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Jen Bradshaw

Total Pages
76 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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