This close reading pack is a way to introduce Common Core reading skills to your students, as well as boost comprehension and reading strategies. This 2 week long unit is a way for students to read both a fiction and non-fiction text, both about reindeer, in- depth and respond to the text in several different, authentic ways. Spend a week on each text, and follow along with the easy directions for each day.
For day one: Introduce the topic, build background knowledge with organizer, and introduce vocabulary words. (Can, Have, Are organizer included, 3 pages of vocab organizers for both fiction and non-fiction)
On day two: Read the text to the students and use text evidence to agree or disagree with the given statement. (Authentic text and text evidence worksheet included for both fiction and non-fiction)
On day three: Read the text together as a class and summarize using main ideas and details (non-fiction) or beginning, middle, and end (fiction). (Worksheets included for both fiction and non-fiction)
On day four: Students silently read the text to themselves and compare and contrast elements of the stories. (Multiple different compare and contrast worksheets for both fiction and non-fiction texts)
On the last day: Students read the text to a partner and respond to writing prompts using graphic organizers to manage their ideas. (Two different organizers and writing pages included for both fiction and non-fiction texts).
This format ensures your students have the time to go in-depth with the texts and allows them to work with the texts in different ways. This 50 page pack includes everything you need to do 2 week long close reading units!
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