ELA Common Core for K-2- Text Detectives

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Give your students a visual purpose for reading text by encouraging them to be private investigators in search of clues through the pages of a text! Perfect for interactive read alouds, partner reading, independent reading, and small group work. Included are 6 previewing any text prompts, 19 fiction prompts, and 14 informational text prompts all with common core language and aligned to the CCLS for grades K-2.

Choose a case file as your purpose for a given text. Hang it on an easel, chalkboard, or display on a smartboard. Gather up your students on the nearby carpet and get ready to read with purpose. Your students will be actively engaged as they search for clues through the pages of a book!

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