Close Reading Lessons

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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1.74 MB   |   39 pages

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This is a reading kit that any teacher can use right away with any level or topic of reading material to teach close reading. It includes 38 pages of lesson plans, teacher's guides, student worksheets, task cards, and close reading stem questions aligned with the common core. The lesson plans are broad enough so that they can be applied to any text. A sample short passage is also included with a demonstration of how students should be marking up their text with "reading codes".

This kit can be used with students from grade 2 and up. All students can greatly benefit from learning close reading techniques, all the way up to high school. This is an important toolkit for regular education teachers, intervention tutors, and special education teachers. The materials can be used in whole class lessons or small guided reading groups. Ideas for differentiation for struggling readers is also included.

Table of Contents
What is Close Reading?
Selecting a Close Reading Text
Tips for Close Reading
Reading Codes
Reading Codes – Sample 1
Reading Codes – Sample 2
Reading Codes – Blank Template
How to Close Read
“Phases and Phrases of the Moon” Passage
“Phases and Phrases of the Moon” Passage – Sample Mark-up with Close Reading Notes
Lesson 1: Reading Ready to Write
Lesson 2: Developing Your Own Reactions to the Text
Double Journal Notes (Student Worksheet)
Double Journal Notes Thinking Stems
Lesson 3: Developing Your Own Questions
Questions & Answers (Student Worksheet)
Lesson 4: Noticing How the Author Writes
Author’s Craft & Technique (Student Worksheet)
Author’s Craft & Technique Guide
Teacher-Created Close Reading Questions
Close Reading Questions – Key Ideas & Details
Close Reading Questions – Author’s Craft & Structure
Close Reading Questions – Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Extension Activities
Differentiating for Struggling Readers
Task Cards for Key Ideas & Details (16 cards)
Task Cards for Author’s Craft & Structure (16 cards)
Task Cards for Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (24 cards)


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Total Pages
39
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N/A
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Close Reading Lessons
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