Celebrate April with relevant reading! In this unit, you will find passages specifically designed for first grade. Students who will benefit from this unit include: low second or third graders, high kindergarten students, and ELL students new to America or within the first two years of the English language acquisition process.
Informational Texts/ Non-Fiction
Each text has SIX activities!
1. Questions on single page.
pages of aligned questions.
--- Organized by Common Core Category
Key Ideas and Details RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3
Craft and Structure RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas RI.1.7, RI.1.8
3. One graphic organizer.
4. Two writing connections. (One creative and one text evidence)
Text Coding Guide and Close Reading Recommendations aligned to standards! Presented in a developmentally appropriate fashion to build students who love to read, cite evidence, and are text dependent!
Each of the 8 Passage Titles Are:
1. All About April (Lexile Levels 260 and 350)
2. April Fools' Day (Lexile Levels 260 and 380)
3. Earth Day (Lexile Levels 290 and 390)
4. Arbor Day (Lexile Levels 290 and 390)
5. Baskets & Bunnies (Lexile Levels 290 and 390)
6. Easter Egg Coloring and Hunting (Lexile Levels 280 and 390)
7. All About Rabbits (Lexile Levels 280 and 390)
8. National Poetry Month (Lexile Levels 240 and 380)
Each title above can serve as weeklong homework!
Each of the single passage pages above can be printed out to be used as stand-alone activities.
Can be used for standards based or referenced grading!
While this unit fits perfectly with April--- the activities are timeless.
Text dependent question pages are aligned to Common Core Standards and can be used for assessment purposes.
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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading
: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
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for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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