These original, high-interest literature passages provide middle school students with great practice with analyzing and closely reading text. The document contains SEVEN 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.
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CCSS.RL.1 Details and Inferences
CCSS.RL.3 Character and Plot
CCSS.RL.4 Vocabulary & Figurative Language
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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