Close reading is a teaching strategy that forces digging deeper with comprehension, and this pack does just that. Most teachers have done something similar to close reading for years, but now it has a name and focuses on a few specific things: reading, understanding, vocabulary, key questions, and looking back in the text for answers.
This product ties closely to two anchor Common Core Standards.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
The skills learned during close reading are essential for students to be successful. Whether your group of students is on grade level, above grade level, or struggling to meet benchmarks, close reading will help them learn skills and strategies to deeply comprehend text.
This product includes a lesson plan, teacher read aloud, student decodable book, written comprehension questions, vocabulary pages, graphic organizers, multiple choice questions, and vocabulary cards for your word wall. This pack also includes a poster that can be used for sentence starters for any non-fiction comprehension question. **This product now includes a black and white version of the student book** 3/21/15
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