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Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)

Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Close Reading Passages - Chanukah (Hanukkah)
Product Description
Help your students dig deeper into informational text with these holiday close reading passages and questions. Read about the Chanukah holiday traditions & history! Five close reading passages with activities.

Each section of text has three sets of questions. The first set of questions requires students respond to the text in short answer responses (SAR). The second set of questions require students to analyze the text by taking notes and summarizing the text. The third set of questions use a graphic organizer to analyze text structure.


Skills in these Close Reading Activities:
- Making Connections (text-to-text, text-to-self)
- Making Inferences
- Using Text Evidence to support inferences
- Determining Main Idea
- Using Text Evidence to support main idea
- Clarifying words and phrases
- Notice and Note
- Summarizing


Included in this set:
- Original informational text "Chanukah" (820L for grades 3-6)
- Five segmented passages:
1) A Jewish Holiday
2) The History of Chanukah
3) The Chanukah Miracle
4) Traditions
5) Playing Dreidel
- Answer Key
- Graphic Organizers
- Differentiated Questions
- Open-ended Short Answer Response
- Open-ended with Sentence Stems
- Notice and Note pages


These activities will be a perfect fit with Christmas around the world or holidays around the world units! These can be completed as a whole group, guided reading group, or even homework. All questions are Common Core aligned.

Close reading is thoughtful, critical analysis of a text that focuses on significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text's form, craft, meanings, etc. It is a key requirement of the Common Core State Standards and directs the reader's attention to the text itself.


Pairs Perfectly with these Holiday Resources:
Christmas Around the World PowerPoint, Videos, and Bingo Game
Close Reading Passages: Christmas Around the World
a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Social-Studies-Vocabulary-Culture-2583865">Culture Vocabulary: Sorts, Puzzles, Quizzes

Best-Selling Reading Resources:
Summarizing Task Cards #1
Summarizing Task Cards #2
Summarizing Lesson Bundle
Sequencing Task Cards

Other Close Reading Resources:
Summarizing Lesson Bundle
Main Ideas and Details Lesson Bundle
Drawing Conclusions Task Card Bundle #1
Drawing Conclusions Task Card Bundle #2


Copyrighted material by TeamTom Education 2016.
All Rights Reserved.
Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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