Do your students struggle with close reading? Are they unsure how much, or how little, of a text to focus on? Do they struggle to pick out key details, or ask appropriate questions? If they do, this is the product for you (and them)!
This product provides students with a clear guide to close read Julia Alvarez's short story, "Names Nombres". To help students begin close reading, the story is chunked into small sections and columns. The left hand column contains the story, while the left hand column asks students specific questions about the text.
The activity is adaptable to your needs and your students. Assign all questions to upper level students, or, assign specific questions for lower level students. Want to have a discussion about the story after students have read? The questions contained provide an excellent starting place.