We have all experienced it, an assignment that was based on material so difficult, that it required us to "buckle down" and use everything we knew to do to digest the meaning of a difficult text. This is exactly what Common Core State Standards is requiring of students to become college and career ready. These close reading and writing tools will immerse students in all aspects of Common Core State Standards for literacy; including reading, wrting, listening, and speaking on a daily basis. These concepts and procedures build stamina; not only in sustained reading, but also in digging for meaning in complex text. There are eight pages of material which enable students to generate working documents for vocabulary building, research and writing. This product is ideal for embedding content areas into reading and reading into content areas through reading, writing and journaling.
Please note that this product is not a scripted lesson plan. If you are looking for traditional scripted lesson plans, this is not what you are looking for.
But if you are an educator who is building understanding of Common Core teaching by infusing high progress literacy classroom techniques, close reading techniques, vocabulary acquisition, and guiding students at first, then gradually handing off responsibility; this product will give you all of the tools you need to accomplish this with any material (text, graphics, speeches, video etc.) you choose to use through consistent and effective daily instruction.