Highlighting and Reading for a Purpose: Cross-curricular, Improve Comprehension

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  1. This bundle contains all of the reading resources from my store, including the following:* Finding the Main Idea: GIST* Internet Research: How to Search, Select, and Cite Credible Sources* Author's Purpose: Persuade, Inform, Entertain * Close Reading & Text-Based Reading Strategies* Highlighting
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Are your students struggling with highlighting? This 4-day unit will completely TRANSFORM they way they read and highlight! This unit will also give them confidence and strategies for improving their reading comprehension in the content areas.

This unit includes:
* Essential Questions
* Learning Targets
* Common Core State Standards
* Language Arts text
* Social Studies text
* Science text
* Answer keys

Students will read 3 one-page text selections and be instructed to "highlight what is important." Next, they will be given the same text, but asked to highlight with a specific purpose (or two, or three!). Small group and whole group discussion will focus on the way that highlighting and reading for a purpose can improve your reading comprehension.
As a final assessment, students are asked to bring in their own text selection, identify a purpose, and then read/highlight with that purpose in mind.

This would be a great accompanying unit to go with my Main Idea GIST Summarizing unit!

Please download and enjoy!
Thank you!

This unit addresses the following Common Core Standards:

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