Close Reading is a process that requires students to interact with the same text multiple times. Each interaction focuses on a different skill. Throughout these interactions, students will write and talk about the information they are reading.
Close Reading meets the requirements for increased rigor in texts our students are reading.
The CCSS covered in this mini-unit are:
2. RIT.1Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
2..RIT.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
2.RIT.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
2.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
2.SL.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
3.RIT.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
3.RIT.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
3.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
3.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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