(Seven high-interest close reading passages for Common Core close reading practice) This document contains reading passages, highlighted and annotated teaching notes, a sample exemplar written response for each document, and a rubric for grading student papers. Multiple Common Core Standards (Including Literature, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Writing Standards) are evaluated and practiced with these close reading passages.
High interest thriller, fantasy, Greek mythological fiction,and realistic fiction are included. These stories use the same professional writing techniques that are found in novels and school assessments. This document includes original, high-interest stories to make reading and learning about Common Core fun.
CCSS.RL.1 Details and Inferences
CCSS.RL.3 Character Analysis & Plot
CCSS.RL.5 Text Organization
CCSS.RL.6 Point of View
CCSS.W.1 Write an Argument to Support a Claim
CCSS.SL.4 Present Text Claims and Findings
CCSS.RL.10 Text Complexity
CCSS. RL.4 Interpret Literal and Figurative Language
CCSS.L.2 Punctuation, Grammar, and Conventions
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