Close reading works to help teachers gradually release responsibility to students while reading. The process of close reading enables students to feel comfortable and independent while tackling complex texts.Teachers model the practice of reading closely and then teach strategies that will help students to reading closely in the future. Close reading gives children the opportunity to take NEW information from a text and add it to their existing background knowledge to increase their schema.
This is a short sample freebie of my larger Close Reading Passages - Florida
Check it out to see the full pack of 5 passages, reading response activities, vocabulary handouts, graphic organizers, and writing prompts. Handouts are differentiated with primary and regular writing lines as well as questions with varying difficulty levels.
This freebie includes:
1 close reading passage
1 "Vocabulary Builder" handout