December Close Reads for BIG KIDS Common Core Aligned Christmas Edition

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December and Christmas Close Reads for BIG KIDS!

The perfect Christmas reading resource to keep your students engaged, focused, and learning through the excitement of the holiday season!

This 19-page Christmas close reading resource includes:

• Inspiration and Directions for Use

• What is Close Reading?

• Close Reading Strategies

• The Happy Holiday Shoppe

• Candy Canes

• How To Decorate a Christmas Tree

• Everything

• Santa’s Elf and the Gingerbread Man

• Answer Key

Directions for Use…

•Use for weekly reading homework, center work, read-to-self, read-to-someone, whole class strategy work, small group, or one-on-one intervention. The uses are endless.

•Copy passages, questions, and organizers.

•Teach students the Close Reading Strategies-FRUIT

•Watch as your students become more engaged, independent readers capable of answering text dependent questions.

Estimated Lexile Level for collection of passages: 1120L



For MORE Christmas and Holiday Resources

• Christmas Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit

• The Snowball Toss: Winter Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit


For MORE Close Reading Passages to enhance student reading skills:

• Baseball Close Reading and Informational Text Bundle

• All About Athletes Close Reading Fun Pack


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Happy Close Reading!


Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


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