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Close Reading (Nonfiction)

Lindsay Flood
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Lindsay Flood


Want MORE engaging, rigorous "STUFF" Close Reads?
really GROSS stuff
really CREEPY stuff {Upper Lexile}
really CREEPY stuff {Lower Lexile}
really STRANGE stuff
really JOLLY stuff
really MYSTERIOUS stuff
Bundle #1 - Gross, Creepy and Jolly Stuff
Bundle #2 - Strange, Mysterious and Funny Stuff

I have 8 SUPER **FUNNY**, HIGHLY ENGAGING articles that are perfect to get kids excited about CLOSE READING and using TEXT BASED EVIDENCE! Once they read one of these articles, THEY WILL WANT TO DISSECT every article they EVER READ!!

**This pack has 4 original articles, with 2 different Lexile Level versions of each article for differentiation**

This pack is GREAT to introduce or review CLOSE READING and TEXT BASED EVIDENCE in whole group, small group, literacy centers, and MUCH MORE!!!!!

These articles can be used for SO MANY things in your classroom!

The pack includes:
*3 Close Reading Posters {What is CLOSE READING?, Why do I CLOSE READ?, and HOW do I CLOSE READ?}
*Steps to Close Reading mini-posters {for students to add to their reading notebooks or folders}
*Introductory Activity for Close Reading
*2 samples of close reading and text labeling
*8 really FUNNY, original nonfiction articles {Lexile Ranges: 740-1070}
*8 text-specific text based evidence graphic organizers to use with EACH of the really FUNNY articles

The 4 really FUNNY original articles are:
*Hot Dog Champion of the World {1070 L and 880 L}
*Whoopee! {910 L and 740 L}
*Slinky Power {1050 L and 840 L}
*Hic-Hic-Hic-UP! {970 L and 790 L}
***This pack would be appropriate reading level for grades 2nd-7th grade according to the LEXILE chart***


(c) Lindsay Flood 2014
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