This document contains task cards for reading informational text. One of the greatest secrets to being able to closely read text is knowing what to focus on while reading. These 20 task cards cover the most common types of details that readers are expected to focus their attention to when they read informational text, listen to speeches, or take school assessments.
These align to Common Core Standards:
RI.1 Details and Inferences
RI.2 Central Idea and Summarize
RI.3 Cause and Effect
RI.4 Figurative Language and other Literary Devices
RI.6 Point of View
RI.8 Trace and Evaluate Arguments
Use these task cards with any informational text. Use these as journal writing or small group discussion prompts. A printable, easy-fold box is included for storage.
Close Reading Literature Task Cards
Common Core Close Reading Passages (Grades 3-5)
Common Core Close Reading Passages (Middle School)
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