In our district we are diving in head first into the CCSS. Here is a Powerpoint presentation with cloze notes for students that support one of the most important anchor standards.
This presentation features:
-the language of the CCSS standards
-PDF cloze notes (available for free in my store)
-several example passages (with answers)
-passages that can be broken down into the direct instruction format (the first passage can be and "I Do" the second can be a "We Do" and the rest can be collaborative/independent practice.
-embedded student engagement (whiteboard use)
-this PPT is unlocked, so you can make any edits necessary to fit the needs of your students
I also have a central idea cheat sheet/poster available. It's pairs nicely with this lesson.