Earth Day Close Reading
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This 39 page Earth Day close reading mini pack is loaded with relevant Earth Day passages, written comprehension questions, and graphic organizers! In this resource you will find 4 high interest selections to build your students' strategy development within the whole gradual release of responsibility model... while tackling relevant social studies content!
This Earth Day close reading resource not only contains student activities, but also a detailed explanation of:
*How to use this Earth Day 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 Earth Day 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 Earth Day close reading bookmarks ( full color and black and white)
*Recycling Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
*Landfills Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
*Earth Day Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
*Composting Close read in black and white, foldable with text dependent questions following the four phases of close reading.
The activities in this pack are intended for students in 1st or 2nd 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 Earth Day Close Reading and make sure to download the preview to see this product in action!
Laura - Where the Magic Happens
© 2016, Where the Magic Happens. Earth Day Close Reading - for single classroom use, please purchase multiple licenses (at a discount price) at check-out for whole-grade or school-wide use.
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