Close Reading: Zoo- This 42 page product contains 10 zoo animal themed non-fiction close reading passages with evidence-based questioning sheets to go with each. Great to use as a whole group lesson or in small group reading. The articles are about the following topics:
Anchor charts to better explain close reading are also included.
I introduce the product with examples of how I use the articles in my personal classroom.
This packet is aligned with the Common Core, specifically the following standard:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 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.