Fall COMBO Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Texts and Activities Bundle

Fall COMBO Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Texts and Activities Bundle
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65 MB|500 pages
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I have used these close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

NOTE: These texts and activities are the exact same ones as my other monthly close reading products. I have combined the print and online versions for this combo.

How are my close reading texts unique?
★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me
★ Discreetly differentiated into five levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities
★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages
★ Paired text and activity for each topic
★ Format options for use with or without interactive notebooks
★ Online option

Perfect for:
★ Whole group
★ Guided reading
★ ELA centers
★ Flipped classroom
★ Homework

What is included?
★ Overview of close reading
★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group, small group, and homework options
★ Five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, paired text and activity, and answer keys for each topic
★ Half-page and notebook page header options for interactive notebooks
★ Google Slides™ links to five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, and paired text and activity for each topic
★ Google Forms™ links to 10-question assessments
★ Answer keys for each topic

Pearl Freebie
Download this print freebie to see one topic in its entirety so you know if this product will work for you and your students.

Preview online activities for one level of one topic {here}.

Included in the Bundle:

S'mores - Sequence, author’s voice, opinion writing, paired with Campfires (text structure)
Swimming Safely - Synthesizing information, main idea/details, opinion/persuasive writing, paired with Lifeguards (making inferences/drawing conclusions)
Hawai'i/Hawaii - Synthesizing information, context clues, opinion writing, paired with Alaska (compare/contrast)
State Fairs - Determining fact and opinion, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with World's Fair (opinion writing)

The Birth of American Football - Timelines, cause and effect, opinion writing, paired with Soccer (text structure)
The U.S. Constitution - Synthesizing information, primary sources, opinion writing, paired with The Bill of Rights (opinion writing)
Jim Henson - Synthesizing information, opinion, descriptive writing, paired with Franz Oz (compare/contrast)
Jesse Owens - Identifying challenges, chronological structure, narrative writing, paired with Wilma Rudolph (narrative writing)

Columbus Day - Pros/cons, cause/effect, persuasive writing, paired with Leif Erikson (opinion writing)
Candy Corn - Sequencing, alliteration, opinion writing, paired with Popcorn (opinion writing)
Peanuts (Charles M. Schulz) - Cause/effect (influences), main idea/details, personal narrative, paired with Diary of a Wimpy Kid (narrative writing)
Hot Air Balloons - Context clues, nonfiction text features, opinion writing, paired with Blimps (compare/contrast)

Pardon Me (pardoning a turkey) - sequence, pronouns, persuasive writing, paired with Wild Turkeys (compare/contrast)
Mark Twain - timeline, context clues, narrative writing, paired with Mississippi River (influences)
Shopping Frenzy (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) - synthesizing information, proper/common nouns, opinion writing, paired with Credit Cards (advantages/disadvantages)
Diabetes - compare/contrast, main idea/details, descriptive writing, paired with Diabetic Technology (comparative/speculative writing)

Big Savings with Bundles
★ Full Year Bundle – Will be created when I have finished more months

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