Close Reading Passages: Back to School Edition

Aylin Claahsen
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K - 1st, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle is a combination of ALL my seasonal Close Reading Passages packs AND my Close Reading Pack (which includes all the materials you need to set up close reading in a Kindergarten/1st Grade classroom- all you need to add is a book). **By purchasing this pack, you are getting 6 packs for the
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This pack is a great resource to use during the first few weeks of the school year to incorporate Close Reading into your Kindergarten or 1st Grade classroom. I included 5 different lesson plans, back to school-themed passages and graphic organizers to use for Close Reading lessons. These passages are great for small group reading lessons or whole group read alouds. Students will have the opportunity to dig deeper and show true comprehension of each passage through completion of the graphic organizers by providing specific evidence from the text. A variety of texts (2 fiction, 1 non fiction, 2 poetry) are included so students can be exposed to different types of texts. The passages are written at a level that should be challenging for students to read on their own so instead you can read the passages to your students and complete the close reading lessons together. Since these passages are for incoming kindergartners and 1st graders, I highly recommend that you use this pack as a way to introduce close reading to your students by reading the passages to your students and focusing on using the text for evidence to answer the questions for each reading.

Close Reading is an important piece of addressing the Common Core Standards as it requires students to truly comprehend the text by digging deeper and using specific evidence from the text to answer comprehension questions. We want to prepare our students to not only be good readers but also to be good at comprehending the text. Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade is similar to Shared Reading where you can read aloud a text but with a specific focus for each rereading of the text related to a Common Core Standard. This pack provides you with all the materials needed to conduct 5 different spring-themed Close Reading lessons. Each with a different focus for the 1st read, 2nd read and 3rd read of the text, digging deeper each time while addressing different Common Core Stands with evidence cited from the text. Students will show their evidence from the text via the graphic organizers provided.

Included in this pack:

*Anchor Charts- How to set up Close Reading in your classroom

*Goodbye Summer -poem

*Friends Forever -fiction passage

*Welcome to Our School!- fiction passage

*Safety First- non fiction passage

*Learning to Read- poem

Each passage comes with:

*lesson plan

*teacher version of the passage

*sample coded text passage for reference during 2nd read

*student copy of passage (b&w)

*2-3 graphic organizers to use for citing text evidence for 2nd and 3rd read (b&w)

*Please download the Preview for a closer look!

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If you are looking for more Close Reading Passages for Kindergarten and 1st Grade, please check out my other packs which follow the same format as this pack!

Try out my freebie version first!

{Freebie} Close Reading Passages: Dinosaur Edition

Close Reading Passages: Fall Edition

Close Reading Passages: Winter Edition

Close Reading Passages: Spring Edition

Close Reading Passages: End of the Year Edition

You can also grab all of my seasonal packs in one bundle:

Close Reading Throughout the Entire Year Pack: Seasonal Passages and More

*If you are looking just for passages to use with Kindergarten and 1st Grade for Close Reading lessons, please check out my pack that has ONLY the seasonal passages.

Close Reading Passages: Seasonal Bundle (Only the Passages!)

Close Reading Passages: Ocean Animals Edition

Close Reading Passages: Space Edition

Close Reading Passages: Community Helpers Edition

Close Reading Passages: Camping Edition

You can also grab all my themed packs in one bundle:

Close Reading Themed Bundle Pack

*Also Check out my blog post of my Close Reading: Winter Edition Pack in action, which follows the exact same format as this pack.

Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade

If you are interested in another Close Reading resource, please check out my pack which includes all the materials you need to set up close reading in a Kindergarten/1st Grade classroom (all you need to add is a book)!

Come a Little Closer- Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade Pack

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