Close Reading Passages - Christmas Around the World

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Help your students dig deeper into informational text with these holiday themed close reading passages and questions. Read about Christmas in five different countries and cultures! 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.

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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

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Included in this set:
> Original informational text "Christmas Around the World"
> Five sections for five countries:
>>> American Christmas
>>> Christmas in Africa
>>> A Japanese Christmas
>>> Saint Nicholas in Germany
>>> A Mexican Christmas
> Answer Key
> Graphic Organizer
> Differentiated Questions
> Open-ended Short Answer Response
> Open-ended with Sentence Stems
> Notice and Note pages

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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.

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Pairs Perfectly with this #teachingBundle
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33
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Close Reading Passages - Christmas Around the World
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Close Reading Passages - Christmas Around the World
Close Reading Passages - Christmas Around the World