February 7th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions

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This is the 7th grade Packet for February!!!

Packet includes African American authors and other passages in honor of Black History Month. President's day activities featured too!

Packets include Common Core standard listed for each question as well as Lexile levels for passages**

Close reading comprehension questions modeled after the Common Core standards!

All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.

Students will get acquainted with taking complex-question assessments. Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, and whatever else you have in mind!

Questions involve; close reading, using context clues, inference, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!

February Packet Includes:
1- Nonfiction- Inside Your Brain
-Key Elements: Deciphering diagrams, close read, text features, author’s purpose, main idea, drawing diagrams

2- Nonfiction – The Olympic Games
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, inference, text organization

3- Nonfiction – Excerpt from The Dolphins of Shark Bay
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, fact/opinion, understanding arguments, explaining a theory

4- Context Clues Activity – Presidents of the United States

5- Poem – I, Too
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, poetic elements, theme, tone, symbolism

6- Biography of Langston Hughes
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, cause and effect, understanding text, central idea

7- Fiction – Excerpt from Monster
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, dramatic elements, characterization, setting, mood, dialogue

8- Fiction – Excerpt from Bud, Not Buddy
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, figurative language, symbolism, point of view, setting

9- Nonfiction – The Harlem Renaisance
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, theme, objective summary, central idea

10- Folktale – Excerpt from The People Could Fly
-Key Elements: Close read, symbolism, tone, folktales

Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included

CCSS/Lexile levels Included!

*I truly value your feedback*

****PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing more than one grade level packet of the same month within middle school (6-8) please note that they are extremely similar. Some passages/questions differ depending on the monthly packet. Please read the contents carefully and email if you have any questions!

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Have a great year!
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February 7th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 7th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 7th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 7th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions