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Close Reading - Spring Bundle {March-June}

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Close Reading - Spring Bundle {March-June}

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I have used these close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

How are my close reading texts unique?
★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me
★ Discreetly differentiated into four levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities
★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages
★ Paired text and activity for each topic
★ Format options for use with or without interactive notebooks

Perfect for:
★ Whole group
★ Guided reading
★ ELA centers
★ Homework

What is included?
★ Overview of close reading
★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group, small group, and homework options
★ Four levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, paired text and activity, and answer keys for each topic
★ Half-page and notebook page header options for interactive notebooks

Click here to download FREE 10-question assessments to go with all of my monthly close reading topics!

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Included in the Bundle:

Theodor Seuss Geisel - Synthesizing information, cause/effect, descriptive writing, paired with Shel Silverstein (narrative writing)
Basketball - Synthesizing information, diagrams, descriptive writing, paired with Michael Jordan (opinion writing)
The Alamo - Summarizing, context clues, opinion or descriptive writing, paired with Davy Crockett (opinion writing)
The Iditarod - Making inferences, main idea/details, opinion writing, paired with Alaskan Husky (important details)

Opening Day (history and celebrations) - Cause/effect, supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Take Me Out to the Ball Game (opinion writing)
Titanic (ship's features) - Author’s purpose, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Luxury Airlines (compare/contrast)
Jelly Beans (how they're made) - Details, sequencing, opinion writing, paired with Ronald Reagan (opinion writing)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (how to) - Context clues, imperative sentences, opinion writing, paired with Vermicomposting (visualizing)

Bike Safety - Synthesizing information, imperative sentences, opinion writing, paired with Tour de France (inferencing, opinion writing)
Kentucky Derby - Synthesizing information, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Triple Crown (opinion writing)
Jewish Americans - Synthesizing information, text structure, opinion writing, paired with More Jewish Americans (compare/contrast)
Golden Spike - Greek and Latin roots, cause/effect, opinion writing, paired with Panama Canal (compare/contrast)

Pearls - Compare/contrast, cause/effect, narrative writing, paired with Diamonds (problem/solution)
Fishing - Sequencing, figurative language, narrative writing, paired with Invasive Species (problem/solution, narrative writing)
Flag History - Context clues, primary source, opinion writing, paired with Flag Code (visualizing)
Adopt a Cat - Synthesizing information, alliteration, persuasive writing, paired with Shelter Animals (problem/solution)

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Blog Posts
Fifth in the Middle - {Monday Made It - Close Reading}
Fifth in the Middle - {What is Close Reading}
Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans - {Using Close Reading in the Classroom}

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