Close reading means “digging deeper” into the meaning of a selected text. This amazing unit contains engaging, nonfiction stories about fourteen forest animals and 84 related activities.
The animals are:
Included for each animal there is:
A Nonfiction Story of a Forest Animal
A Close Read Activity
A Roll and Read Fluency Activity
A Short Answer Written Response
A Comprehension Activity
A Template for Informative Writing
A Story Writing Page
Students will learn how to reread a text and dig deeper into its content and meaning. They will use crayons to highlight or underline selected parts of each text. Students will be asked to show their increased understanding of the text through a variety of enjoyable reading and writing tasks. With each activity, they will become more aware of the importance of reading for meaning.