Close Reading, discussion cards and graphic organizers

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Close Reading: Help your student dig deeper into a text with these Close Reading discussion cards, graphic organizers and student Read with a Pencil bookmarks. These close reading tools will help you guide students through multiple readings of literary or informational text.

Updated July 3, 2014, 13 graphic organizers were added to use during Close Reading lessons.

The Close Reading Discussion Cards can be used with any text. Which makes it very handy to incorporate close reading activities in your weekly reading routine. Simply select a section of the text you plan to use with your students, copy the short passage, choose the Close Reading Discussion Cards for the focus of the lesson and you're all set.

Your Close Reading lessons will match perfectly with your current curriculum, theme or lesson topics because you choose from the text you're already using.

The Close Reading Discussion cards are printed 4 per page. The color of the card tells if it should be used with the first, second or third reading of the text. Each reading taking the student deeper into the meaning of the text.

First Reading: 24 teal cards have key ideas and details questions
Second Reading: 28 orange cards have craft and structure questions
Third Reading: 16 yellow cards have integration of knowledge and ideas questions.

This packet also includes 13 graphic organizers that can be used with any of your close reading lessons. Most of the organizers can be used with literary or informational text.
-Sum it Up
-SWBS summarizer (Somebody Wanted But So)
-Story Theme
-Cause and Effect 2 pages (2 causes, one effect and chain of events cause for one effect
-Problem and Solution
-Compare and Contrast
-Sequence, 2 pages (steps in a process and a series of events)
-Question and Answer
-Important Words
-Tone of the text

Bonus: student that shows different types of text structures and student page with genre definitions.

Three pages of teacher information and a Close Reading Lesson Planning sheet is also included.

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I'd love to hear how these Close Reading Cards work in your classroom. Leave a comment and rating after you give them a try. If you have any questions, you can email me at

Copyright Crockett's Classroom 2014,
For use in one classroom only. Please buy additional licenses if you plan to share this product with other teacher.
Total Pages
26 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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