These comprehension passages for first and second grade are filled with text-dependent questions and rich vocabulary to help young readers practice the skill of close reading throughout the whole school year!
The close reading passages are of high interest to young learners and are seasonal so you can use them from September through June!
I have been through numerous trainings for close reading and at first I thought it was a skill too difficult for my 1st graders. When I started researching the topic more, I realized that when broken down, there are parts of close reading that can apply to any reader, regardless of their grade level.
In this unit:
-An overview of close reading
-How I use close reading strategies with my first graders
-12 different seasonal close reading printables that can be used with any book the teacher chooses
-20 non-fiction seasonal passages with vocabulary and comprehension questions
-20 fiction seasonal passages with vocabulary and comprehension questions
*Close reading is a difficult skill for students to master. I complete all of these activities WITH my students in whole group and guided practice fashion. These may be appropriate for higher-level 1st graders or 2nd graders to complete on their own*
To see what close reading looks like in my classroom, check out my blog post HERE!