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Increase your students' understanding of Earth Day with this Close Reading of Informational and Literature Paired Texts. The informational texts that are included have a Lexile Level of 360, 570, 670, and 760. The literature piece used is the beautiful story of "Miss Rumphius" by Barbara Cooney. The graphic organizers are included if you choose to purchase this book. There are almost 50 graphic organizers included that meet the following standards for K-3rd grades:
RI.1, RL.1: Ask and Answer Questions; Key Details; Drawing Inferences
RI.2, RL.2: Main Topic and Key Details; Summarizing the text; Central message and theme
RI.3, RL.3: Connecting two details in a text; explaining the relationship of events; Character traits, motivations, and feelings
RI.4, RL.4: Clarify the meaning of unknown words and phrases; How phrases provide meaning; Literal and Non-Literal meaning; Metaphors and Similes
RI.5: Text Features, Cause and Effect
RI.6, RL.6: Main purpose of the text and illustrations; Point of View; Analyzing Text
RI.7, RL.7: Explaining illustrations and how it contributes to the topic
RI.8: Supporting points the author makes
RI.9, RL.9: Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic; Comparing characters in the story.
RI.10: Read and comprehend grade level texts.
W.2: Writing Informational Pieces
W.3: Writing Narratives - writing our own version of the story using the meaning of phrases in the story.