December - Christmas - Close Reading

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December ~ Close Reading ~ Leveled Text ~ Poetry ~ Christmas

This December Close Reading packet has everything you will need to teach close reading comprehension skills for the month of December. Texts are presented in two Lexile levels to support differentiated instruction. All texts are accompanied by five or six text-dependent questions. All answer keys are included.

Contents

Informational Texts
-The Wright Brothers: Were They First? 850L and 660L
-Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Leader 790L and 690L
-Cotton Candy 740L and 570L
-The Boston Tea Party 770L and 630L

Fictional Texts
-The Best Christmas Gifts Ever (Realistic Fiction) 650L and 430L
-The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Fairy Tale) 860L and 530L
-Christmas Cat (Fantasy) 700L and 510L
-A Gift for the City, a Greek Myth (Myth) 760L and 490L

Poems (Questions are presented in both objective and open-ended format)
-Twas the Night Before Christmas (traditional)
-What the Tree Saw (lyrical)
-Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening (traditional)
-The Gift (humorous)

Learning Station Activities (December themed)
-Dictionary Skills
-Poetry
-Author’s Purpose Task Cards
-Prefix / Suffix Word Cards and Poster

All texts are only one page in length, so they are easy to use during one class period, for small group or RtI instruction, or in learning stations.

I have had the honor of writing professionally for The University of Texas at Austin. The texts you will be receiving are of the same quality you would receive from any publisher.

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Close Reading Bundle - the Entire Year


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To see other months, click here:

September Close Reading
October Close Reading
November Close Reading
December Close Reading
January Close Reading
February Close Reading
March Close Reading
April Close Reading
May Close Reading


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Other Reading Comprehension Resources:

Reading Comprehension Bundle
Story Elements
Text Connections - Paired Reading Selections
Main Idea Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Sequence Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Author’s Purpose Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Inference Story Cards
Cause and Effect Task Cards with Quiz


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Rose Kasper
Rosie’s Resources

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December - Christmas - Close Reading
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