This August-Themed Informational Close Reading Packet has everything you need for a complete Close Reading unit in your classroom. High-Interest, Differentiated Reading Passages about chocolate chip cookies, the Rocky Mountains, the Wright Brothers, peaches, and more are at the heart of this one-stop resource!
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If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this 55-page packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.
Each of the 5 passages included in this resource is provided in two differentiated Lexile levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The Lexile level is given for each passage, along with a guide that provides the corresponding grade level for Lexile levels. I've taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!
This packet includes:
• 5 August-Themed Informational Passages (each passage has 2 differentiated versions)
• 5 Close Reading Activities for each passage
• End of Unit Culminating Writing Activities
• Guide Sheet
• Annotation Guide
• Answer Keys
This packet includes these informational, high-interest, close reading passages:
• Peaches: An Amazing Fruit (Month of August, National Peach Month) Lexile levels 710 & 940
• The Great Rocky Mountains (August 1, National Mountain Climbing Day) Lexile levels 730 & 940
• The History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie (August 4, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day) Lexile levels 810 & 1,020
• Coast Guard to the Rescue! (August 4, US Coast Guard Day) Lexile levels 790 & 1,050
• Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Flight (August 19, Aviation Day) Lexile levels 760 & 1,020
This packet is both rigorous and Common-Core aligned.
Questions have been carefully crafted to move readers from basic, recall questions to higher-level questions where students must cite evidence from the text to support their answers. There are 5 tasks/activities for each passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities. Each passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week's worth of close reading.
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