Close Reading is a huge part of the new Common Core State Standards. This product is a list of close reading questions to go through with five of Ezra Jack Keats' most beloved books: The Snowy Day, Goggles, Louie, Louie's Search, and Whistle for Willie. These questions have been my author study unit. Each day, we re-read the book and examine it from a new angle. The questions have been my entire mini-lessons, and the ability my students now have to think deeply and respond in a log is outstanding. I have seen so much growth using close reading with my unit plans.
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