January ONLINE Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Texts and Questions

January ONLINE Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Texts and Questions
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I have used these close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

NOTE: These texts and activities are the exact same ones as my other monthly close reading products.

How are my close reading texts unique?
★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me
★ Discreetly differentiated into five levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities
★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages
★ Paired text and activity for each topic

Perfect for:
★ Whole group
★ Guided reading
★ ELA centers
★ Flipped classroom

What is included?
★ Overview of close reading
★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group and small group options
★ Google Slides™ links to five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, and paired text and activity for each topic
★ Google Forms™ links to 10-question assessments
★ Answer keys for each topic

Preview one level of one topic {here}.

This Month:
★ Timelines
★ Vocabulary/context clues
★ Descriptive writing
★ Paired with Taylor Swift (compare/contrast)

How to Build a Snowman
★ Sequencing
★ Synonyms/antonyms
★ Descriptive writing
★ Paired with Snow Crystals (opinion writing)

Inauguration Day
★ Compare/contrast
★ Cause/effect
★ Opinion writing
★ Paired with Election Day (synthesizing information)

Emperor Penguins
★ Synthesizing information
★ Main idea/details
★ Opinion writing
★ Paired with Little Penguins (compare/contrast)

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Total Pages
66 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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