Close reading is a teaching strategy that forces digging deeper with comprehension, and this pack does just that. Most teachers have done something similar to close reading for years, but now it has a name and focuses on a few specific things: reading, understanding, vocabulary, key questions, and looking back in the text for answers.
This product ties closely to two anchor Common Core Standards.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
The skills learned during close reading are essential for students to be successful. Whether your group of students is on grade level, above grade level, or struggling to meet benchmarks, close reading will help them learn skills and strategies to deeply comprehend text.
This bunch includes close reads on ocean animals including:
Each topic includes a lesson plan, teacher read aloud, student decodable book, written comprehension questions, vocabulary pages, graphic organizers, multiple choice questions, and vocabulary cards for your word wall. This bundle also includes a poster that can be used for sentence starters for any non-fiction comprehension question.
**This huge bundle now includes black and white versions of the student books** 3/21/15
This is a comprehensive close reading bundle. Take a look at the preview, I tried to give you an example of different parts of a few different animals.
This bundle is priced so that you will save $10 . If you bought the individual close reads, each is $3. Purchase the bundle and save!
Here are the individual packs--but remember, this bundle is the most for your money!!
Close Reading – Sea Stars
Close Reading – Octopus
Close Reading – Jelly Fish
Close Reading – Sting Ray
Close Reading – Sea Horses
Close Reading – Crabs
Close Reading – Sharks
Close Reading – Sea Turtles
Close Reading – Whales
Close Reading – Dolphins
Close Reading – Ocean Animals Bundle