Holidays Informational Text Close Reading and Writing Bundle is a combination of Christmas Informational Text Close Reading and Activities and New Year’s Around the World Informational Close Reading and Writing Activity Pack. You get everything from both at a discount.
Christmas Informational Text Close Reading is a Common Core connected set of informational text and activities focused on the history of the Christmas tree. In this learning filled packet you get:
•An information packed text about the history of the Christmas tree.
•A second informational text about three famous Christmas trees: The White House Christmas Tree, the National Christmas Tree, and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
**Now with Read To Me, a feature that allows Macintosh, iPad and Windows users to read along with highlighted text. This is accessed very simply by clicking on a link at the end of the packet, or by entering the web address into a search engine.**
•Follow-up comprehension questions requiring close reading
•A fun tree decorating activity that supports the teaching of theme
•A timeline activity and crossword puzzle; both drive students to repeated reading of the text
•A true/false quiz
•Answer keys for all
New Year Reading and Writing Activity Pack is a Common Core connected bundle of informational text and activities for close reading and writing. In this learning filled bundle you get:
•An informational text about how New Year's is celebrated in nine countries around the world.
•Follow-up writing activities, scaffolded for independence and success for all learners. Writing paper included.
•A fun crossword puzzle to drive students to repeated reading of the text, answer key included.
•A mapping activity
**Now with Read To Me, a feature that allows Macintosh and Windows users to read along with highlighted text. This is accessed very simply by clicking on a link at the end of the packet, or by entering the web address into a search engine.**
**BONUS: This packet includes my page 'Dig Into' close reading lesson and graphic organizer. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.
'Dig Into' can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.
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