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Close Reading & Text Evidence Passage "FREEBIE" Common Core Aligned TDQs

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Celebrate Black History Month this Common Core aligned freebie. It is a tiny sample of my MEGA monthly units that you can use for Close Reading, weekly homework, assessments, guided reading, or as a quick filler.


This freebie is a sample of "some" of the activities for the Jackie Robinson set featured in my monthly close reading and text evidence unit for January.

Seven Common Core aligned activities are included in this FREEBIE!

The full unit is described below.


20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Passage
Title List and Lexile Levels in order as they appear in this 250+ page unit:

Texts Significant to January
>> All About January Lexile Levels: 480, 630, 750, 860
>> New Year’s Resolutions Lexile Levels: 590, 650, 760, 800
>> New Year’s Day Lexile Levels: 550, 620, 780, 910
>> Emancipation Proclamation Lexile Levels: 550, 670, 790, 890
>> Alaska Becomes a State Lexile Levels: 410, 650, 740, 840
>> The Tube in London Lexile Levels: 490, 680, 780, 890
Biographical Themed Texts
>> Martin Luther King, Jr. Lexile Levels: 550, 630, 750, 820
>> The Real 49ers Lexile Levels: 600, 740, 820, 910
>> John Hancock Lexile Levels: 520, 690, 780, 960
>> Sir Isaac Newton Lexile Levels: 550, 670, 730, 820
>> Joan of Arc Lexile Levels: 590, 680, 760, 920
>> Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Lexile Levels: 380, 580, 770, 960
>> Jackie Robinson Lexile Levels: 580, 650, 790, 920
Generic Winter Themed Texts
>> Sports in Winter Lexile Levels: 550, 660, 760, 930
>> Hibernation Lexile Levels: 420, 680, 790, 860
>> Blizzards and Storms Lexile Levels: 590, 650, 790, 920
Monthly Themed Texts
>> Soda Fountain Month Lexile Levels: 550, 650, 780, 930
>> National Soup Month Lexile Levels: 540, 680, 780, 890
>> Hobby Month Lexile Levels: 550, 660, 770, 850
>> Puzzle Month Lexile Levels: 520, 620, 750, 890

*** 3 pages of questions per passage (4-5 questions on each page)
* 1st Question Page: Key Ideas and Details (Addresses RI.1, RI.2, RI.3)
* 2nd Question Page: Craft and Structure (Addresses RI.4, RI.5, RI.6)
* 3rd Question Page: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Addresses RI.7, RI.8)
---- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)

*** Full Answer Key for ALL three question pages.
Save Ink! One page is used for each of the three question pages. Included with the answer key are the text based questions.
Provided for those who are not using all of the student question sheets.

*** 2 Graphic Organizers per passage for Key Ideas and Details
---- (One page for paragraph focus! Ensure students get the gist.)
---- One "Fill-In" Fun poster graphic organizer per passage.
Simple fact questions.
Use to decorate bulletin boards or hallways.

*** 2 Writing pieces per passage.
---- For opinions/ text evidence/ personal connections!

*** Three Day Close Reading General Outline
(Ideas for a 4th or 5th day are also provided)
*** Three Text Coding Posters. One for each Common Core Category!

>>>>> Weekly Homework Assignment Sheets
----- There are four different assignment options
----- Two versions: With or Without Adult/Parent/Guardian Initials
----- One blank template for each version. Twelve pages total.

As always, you will find:

*** Modern clickable navigation in the table of contents which also has lexile levels.

These timeless close reads and the corresponding activities can be used all year! Not just during January!

Use the differentiated passages for fluency practice!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.

Will work nicely for whole group, small group, social studies, science, history, weekly Common Core homework, and more!

This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
"Close Reading" can happen with read-alouds. :)

Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.

Second Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.2.10
Third Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
Fourth Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.4.10

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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.

Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.

Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"

Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
Click below to see each individual unit in the file.

Click below to see more of each individual unit in the file.
Click here for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click the green links to see the titles included in each unit.


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