December Holidays Close Reading Passages with Questions

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
Standards
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28 pages
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This 28 page December close reading strategy pack is loaded with relevant content, written comprehension questions, and so much more! In this pack you will find 7 selections to build your students' strategy development within the whole gradual release of responsibility model... while tackling relevant content!

This December close reading pack not only contains student activities, but also a detailed explanation of:

*How to use this December Close Reading for student success

*Close Reading in the primary grades vs. the upper grades

*Optional Close reading observation tool for small groups (6 students max) with reading, writing, listening, and speaking behaviors to notice and support.

*Evidence Based terminology poster

These are the contents for the teacher to use with her students:

*Generic text dependent questions for close reading speech bubbles. Three Phases; What does the text say, How does the text work, What does the test mean. CLOSE READING IS DEVELOPED AFTER INTENTIONAL AND MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS!

*Think marks for close reading bookmarks ( full color and black and white)

  • Christmas> Close read in black and white, brochure with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
  • Kwanzaa> Close read in black and white, brochure with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
  • Hanukkah> Close read in black and white, brochure with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
  • Happy New Year> Close read in black and white, brochure with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
  • Winter Solstice> Close read in black and white, brochure with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
  • St. Lucia Day> Close read in black and white, brochure with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
  • Boxing Day> Close read in black and white, brochure with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.

*Seller info and terms of use

The activities in this pack are intended for students in 3rd grade. They can be done in whole group (modeling, shared readings-writings projecting activities on SmartBoard), small strategy groups, collaboratively during literacy centers to provide practice and build reading strength!

**REMEMBER** According to Fisher & Frey: When conducting close reading in the primary grades, the text complexity is substantially higher than the guided reading level of your students. Close reading is intended to gain reading strength, deeper understanding, and strategic knowledge!

Thank you so much for considering this December Close Reading Pack and make sure to download the preview to get a FREE sample!

Laura Graham - Where the Magic Happens

© 2018, Where the Magic Happens. December Holidays Close Reading - for single classroom use, please purchase multiple licenses (at 50% off the regular price) at check-out for whole-grade or school-wide use.

These are my other close reading packs! They are designed with a clear strategy in mind, great content, aligned to the CCS, and will provide your students with written comprehension practice as well!!

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Mammals Close Reading

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

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