Close Reading Passages | Google Classroom | Distance Learning

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Close Reading for Primary Readers! NOW includes a Digital Resource for Google Classroom or sharing via Google!

Have you checked out Camp Comprehension - Volume Two?

Camp Comprehension: Animals is a pack to help young readers practice the important skill of close reading. This Common Core aligned pack includes 40 differentiated stories (20 animals - 2 levels for each animal). Two passages for the same animal will allow you to differentiate and meet the needs of the readers in your room!

Close Reading is an engaging way to help students work on building their comprehension. The Common Core Standards ask students to dig deeper into informational texts by answering questions and citing evidence. Use Camp Comprehension: Animals to get your kids excited about reading!

What’s included {in both printable and Digital/Google Classroom Resource}

• 40 high-interest passages (Level 1 Reader and Level 2 Reader)

• Directions for Google Classroom

Animals Included: (2 passages for each of the following animals)

• ants

• frogs

• sloths

• owls

• chameleons

• tigers

• elephants

• bees

• tortoises

• ladybugs

• butterflies

• fish

• sharks

• dolphins

• sea turtles

• orcas

• emperor penguins

• lions

• flamingos

• leopard seals

• Answer Key for each passage

** Please note: Close Reading is a challenging skill for young students to master. I use these non-fiction passages WITH my students during small group reading time. These passages may be appropriate for higher level 1st graders or independent second graders. Based on the needs of your own students, you may choose to use these high interest passages whole group, small group or independently! **

Stay tuned for more Camp Comprehension “Sessions!”

Want to see Camp Comprehension: Animals in action? Head over to my blog to see it being used in my classroom! 


☘ Molly

Lucky to Be in First


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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