Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2

Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
Focused Close Reading: Chester's Way ~K-2
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Need authentic, engaging and standards-based comprehension lessons for the book Chester's Way? This Focused Close Reading pack will provide you with targeted, standards-based lesson plans for each day of the week along with extra center/project materials.

This product works great in the Kindergarten, 1st grade or 2nd grade classrooms! Each day of the week you will focus on a targeted comprehension skill as you dive deeper into the story of Chester's Way examining story structure, vocabulary, central message, connections and so much more.

By the end of the week students will know and love the story as they celebrate and show off their learning using one or more of the center/project activities included.

The daily focus areas are as follows:

Monday- 1st reading for enjoyment

Tuesday-2nd reading focusing on vocabulary

Wednesday-3rd reading focusing on story elements (character, setting, problem, solution)

Thursday- 4th reading focusing on retelling with central message

Friday- 5th reading with a culminating activity

Included in this product:

~Focused close reading plans for one week for the book Chester's Way

~Common Core standard alignment

~Simple guide to higher order questions

~Anchor chart pieces

~Vocabulary cards- whole sheet version and quarter sheet version

~Center printables

Common Core standard alignment:

Kindergarten: RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4, RL10

1st Grade: RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4, RL10

2nd Grade: RL1, RL2, RL7, RL10


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Keywords: Close Reading, Chester's Way, Common Core, Comprehension, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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20 pages
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