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Close Reading (Nonfiction)

Lindsay Flood
Grade Levels
3rd - 8th
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35 pages
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Lindsay Flood


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

I have 6 SUPER GROSS, 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 is GREAT to introduce or review CLOSE READING and TEXT BASED EVIDENCE in whole group, small group, literacy centers, and MUCH MORE!!!!!

The pack includes:
*3 Close Reading Posters {What is CLOSE READING?, Why do I CLOSE READ?, and HOW do I CLOSE READ?}
*Close Reading Introductory Activity Idea
*Steps to Close Reading mini-posters {for students to add to their reading notebooks or folders}
*2 samples of close reading, text labeling and use of text-based evidence graphic organizers
*6 REALLY GROSS original nonfiction articles {Lexile Ranges: 880-1050}
*8 text based evidence graphic organizers to use with EACH of the 6 REALLY GROSS articles
*2 text based evidence mini-flip booklets to create {with directions}

The 6 SUPER GROSS original articles are:
*The History of the Toilet {880 Lexile}
*Germs: Friend or Foe? {980 Lexile}
*Creepy Crawly {1050 Lexile}
*Scabs: Nature’s Bandages {1030 Lexile}
*Boogers, Yes, Boogers {930 Lexile}
*SHOEWEE! Stinky Feet {900 Lexile}

HAVE A SUPER GROSS time with this pack and your kids!

***This pack would be appropriate reading level for grades 3rd-8th grade according to the LEXILE chart***


(c) Lindsay Flood 2013
For SINGLE classroom use ONLY
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