The best gift you can give yourself as a reading teacher is to become skilled at creating close reading performance tasks and questions sets yourself. That is why I created this product.
I have included a wide-variety of text-based question stems for each of the 3 levels of reading standards stated in the common core: Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas. Since this document is completely editable, you can cut & paste, and edit the questions to meet the needs of your students. It is easy to differentiate for individual student needs as well. Just keep in mind that the main objective is to get your students become critical readers by using text-based evidence, so all questions should begin with that in mind.
This is a Powerpoint document. Please do not purchase this if you do not have access to Powerpoint. I created the questions sets within a table. You only need to browse the questions for each category and choose one that suits your needs. Then you simply cut and paste it into the table box and revise as needed. Be sure to save your work as a new document before you begin so that your template is always fresh and new.
You may need to add or delete lines in the response boxes so that your question sets fit nicely on the page. I have used a standard font (Century Gothic) but you can easily change it to something you like. None of this is very difficult or complicated, but you may need a little know-how with Powerpoint, Using Text Boxes and Tables. I am always more than happy to help a fellow teacher in need, especially one that has purchased one of my products!
Also included is a Bonus Close Reading Poster Set and Reading with a Pencil Bookmarks! These are PDF Files that print beautifully in color or B/W.
You can email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. I try my best to respond to teacher questions the very same day.
I hope you find this product very helpful in creating meaningful reading tasks for your students. If there is any suggestion that you have for how I can improve it, please let me know.
Good luck to you and bless you for all that you do for our children every single day!!