Kids love to play "April fools" pranks, but do they know the history behind this prank filled day? Now they can! Close Reading for April Fools; The History Behind the Mayhem.
This close read pack includes 1 short close reading informational passage on the history April Fools Day. In addition to the passage, you will also receive an accompanying set of text dependent questions that will drive students back to the text to gain deeper understanding. Also included is 1 OPINION writing to text prompt that will help to tie together your literacy instruction as well as 3 graphic organizers to help students make connections and organize their thinking.
This close read is a fantastic resource for upper elementary or middle school students. It is an excellent way to integrate ELA and is great for daily review, centers, early finishers, or even whole class instruction.
This Close Read includes:
1 (1-page) Informational Close Reading Passage
1 Opinion Writing Prompt
3 Close Reading Graphic Organizers for Student Use
Sequence of Events
Personal Text Response
1 Text Dependent Question Assessment
1 Annotating Text Poster
1 What is Close Reading Page
1 3 Levels of Close Reading Page
1 TDQ Answer Key
1 Writing Rubric for Opinion Writing
You are sure to have your kids digging deeply into text and extrapolating meaning through Close Reading!
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Close Reading (For the Middle Grades) - THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE
50 Opinion / Argument Writing Prompts for the Middle Grades (With Organizers)