This resource is also available as part of a growing bundle:
Close Reads Growing Bundle
Close Reads are becoming more and more important as we continue to work toward meeting the Common Core State Standards in ELA. Close reading of news articles will help students become more critical consumers of the news.
The pages in this resource will work with any classroom news articles, such as those found in TIME for Kids or Scholastic News. You might even want to try having your students write some of their own!
Included in this resource:
Teacher directions for conducting a News Article Close Read
Student direction page to glue into an Interactive Social Studies Notebook or place in Social Studies binder.
Student notetaking page with headers for writing responses after each of three close reads
Student notetaking page with First, Second, and Third Read labels, no headers
Student notetaking page with blank fields for you to add your own response labels
Simple Rubric for student self-assessment and/or teacher assessment of the News Article Close Read. Of course, you will have your own standards for neatness and appearance. You should establish those with students as you present the rubric.
UPDATED ON AUGUST 27, 2014
You might also like:
Science Close Reads for Any Science Text or Article
Math Close Reads
Poetry Close Reads
Close Reads in the Lyrics for any Song
How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:
Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺
Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches: Look for the green star near the top right of any page within my store and click it to become a follower. Voila! You will now receive customized email updates about this store. ☺