Use high-interest informational text to teach close reading and testing skills. This mini-unit is a smaller version of my larger unit "Dracula: Myth, Legend, Reality", and includes
*close reading strategies for the teacher
*an anchor chart
*leveled questions (so students can see how close reading helps them understand on a deeper level)
*a paragraph frame
*instructions for how to teach close reading
Three cover options are available. The text-dependent questions are perfect for citing text evidence and for sneaking in test practice early in the year.