Close Reading Passages on Central/South America BUNDLE

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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    FREEBIE Bonus Close Reading Teacher Tools

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    1. What’s included:Country Articles:8 carefully-researched articles on Latin American countries Costa Rica, Panama (2), Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, VenezuelaSelf-Guided jot sheets targeting CCSS-Aligned Skills8 pages of Questions8 Answer KeysText-Dependent Question Guide for teachers4 anchor chart
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    2. Build literacy skills with with CCSS-Aligned Toolkit and Article Set. The articles discuss interesting and relevant topics in Latin America. Challenge students to dive into these informational articles, while developing their understanding of text structure, text features, author's purpose and point
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    ****This bundle includes a set of 4 FREE select anchor charts from my Close Reading Teacher Tools on teaching close reading, text structure, text features, and text-dependent questions****

    This collection of informational articles on Latin America includes close reading passages and comprehension questions about countries in the equatorial region of South America and Central America. Use this resource to develop literacy, decode multi-syllabic vocabulary, read diagrams and maps, practice comprehension questions, and learn about other cultures. Many of these close reading passages are inspired by the author's travels in Latin America. The close reading passages are carefully researched and aligned to the Common Core. Enjoy learning about the life and landscape around the equatorial region of South America and Central America!

    This Global Readers Bundle includes passages and activities on Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Enjoy this FREEBIE on Colombia to get a sense of what is included in this bundle.

    What's included:

    • 8 carefully-researched close reading passages on interesting topics
    • Self-Guided jot sheets targeting skills like text features, main idea, point of view, text structure, & more!
    • 8 pages of questions aligned to each text
    • 8 Answer Keys
    • Text-Dependent Question Guide for teachers
    • 4 anchor charts for teachers in non-editable PDFs compatible with Google Classroom

    Common Core Standards covered in this product:

    • Main Idea (CCSS RI.2.2, RI.3.2; RI.4.2)
    • Ask and Answer Questions (CCSS RI.2.1, RI.3.1)
    • Sequence (CCSS RI.3.3)
    • Text Evidence (CCSS RI.4.8; RI.5.8)
    • Images and Diagrams (CCSS RI.2.7; RI.3.7; RI.4.7)
    • Text Features (CCSS RI.3.5)
    • Point of View (CCSS RI.2.6; RI.3.6)
    • Text Structure (CCSS RI.4.5; RI 5.5)
    • Compare and Contrast (CCSS RI.3.9)

    SUGGESTED USES: This product is perfect for whole-group close reading, small-group interventions, literacy centers, sub plans, guided reading, or distance learning.

    Costa Rica, Panama, & Colombia: LEXILE: 600-850 | F&P: M, N

    Venezuela & Ecuador: LEXILE: 790-940 | F&P: O, P

    Panama, Brazil, & Peru: LEXILE: 820-1,030 | F&P: Q, R, S, T

    Distance Learning: Print at home to practice reading informational texts and develop skills aligned to the Common Core.

    *This product contains non-editable PDFs*


    Global Readers - Venezuela

    Global Readers – Panama

    Global Readers – Costa Rica

    Global Readers – Ecuador

    Global Readers – Peru

    Global Readers – Brazil

    Global Readers – Colombia

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
    Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
    Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
    Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
    Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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