Strengthen comprehension through close reading!
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Close reading requires students to dig deeper into a text. It is becoming increasingly popular due to districts adopting the Common Core State Standards. These non-fiction passages are designed to help you implement close reads in your classroom.
Encourage (or require!) your students to read these multiple times.
‣ read the story
(half-page stories to save paper and ink)
‣ circle tricky words and define
1 tricky word by using context clues
comprehension questions, finding evidence
in the text
what you learned
3 Graphic Organizers for each story
‣ (Visualizing) "What I saw when I read ___" - 2 sentences given, draw a picture for each
‣ (Vocab) "Expert Words from ____" - Students pick a word, write what you think it means, look it up in the dictionary.
‣ (Main Idea) "My notes about ____" - Write the main idea and 4 details from the text that support it.
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● Monarch Butterflies
● Hatching Chicks
● Growing a Garden
● Four-Leaf Clovers
● The Sun
● Honey Bees
● The American Robin
● Land Snails
I will be adding more stories!
Looking for more reading practice?
Check out my other passages at various reading levels
BEGINNING READER passagesWORD FAMILY passagesINFERENCE PassagesDIGRAPH passages
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