Celebrate June with this unit that you can use for Close Reading! Inside you will find 20 passages written at FOUR different levels. Each passage has seven pages of activities with a text evidence focus! Download the preview to see each lexile level.
20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Passage
Organized to save you precious time!
This unit can also serve as a summer packet
for high first, second, third, fourth, or struggling fifth graders!
This set is truly the most comprehensive one yet!
***To help you focus on Common Core Standards I have also included 20 graphic organizers. Each can be used with any text. This set is exclusive to June.***
***I have also included two easy to follow Close Reading Day by Day Lesson Guides. One is for informational texts and the other is for literature. These guides give you ideas on how to start your lessons and tips for engagement. Each is four pages to include a cover page with my extra notes, includes minute by minute ideas, and some extra text based questions.***
Inside this unit:
*** 20 passages. Each text is written at four
different levels. The levels range from high-first/low-second to mid-fifth.
Each contains the same visual content, text features, and text structure.
*** 1 Graphic Organizer for Key Ideas and Details per passage (To be used for paragraph focuses, asking questions, or making inferences)
*** 4 pages of questions per passage (4 questions on each page)
* 1st Key Ideas and Details (Focuses only on RI.1 or RL.1)
* 2nd Key Ideas and Details (Addressing RI.2, RL.2, RI.3, RL.3)
* 3rd Craft and Structure focused on RI.4, RI.5, RI.6 and RL.4, RL.5, RL.6 (Vocabulary is carefully selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support)
* 4th Integration of Knowledge and Ideas focused RI.7, RI.8 and RL.7
- Supplements are provided for RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9 and RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.6, RL.7 and RL.9.
Also note: I have kept the paragraph focus lined paper as the universal sheets. It saves paper when printing and you will have something you can use with any text. The graphic organizers can also be used with any text. However, these are exclusive to this June unit. With that said, they have "summer" themed clipart such as the graduation clipart which correlate to this unit.
*** 2 Writing pieces per passage. For opinions/text evidence/personal connections!
*** Full Answer Key (All on one page to save you ink.)
*** Two Improved Custom Text Coding Posters
One for Literature and the other for Informational Text
*** Passages are also included without the border. This way you can implement Close Reading procedures freely.
*** Two cover pages (for those who make packets)
One is for June and the other is for Summer Packet.
*** Good Old Fashion Table of Contents with page numbers.
*** Modern Clickable Titles: Table of Contents with lexile levels.
Passage titles are:
Each written at four different levels.
>> All About June
>> End of Year Graduation
>> World Environment Day
>> Summer Solstice
>> No More School
>> National Dairy Month
>> Hurricane Season
>> Father's Day
>> Animal Fathers
>> Alexander Hamilton
>> Flag Day
>> Ice Cream
>> Aloha (Hawaii)
>> The Real Dorothy (Wizard of Oz)
>> Sensational Sun
>> Catching the First Fish (Literature/Realistic Fiction w/ Figurative Language)
>> A Gift for Father (Literature/Realistic Fiction w/ Figurative Language)
18 Non-fiction and 2 Fiction
These timeless passages and their corresponding activities can be used all year! Not just during June. Great end of year activities!
Use for fluency practice! Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
This unit can serve as fun homework, morning work, center, station work, or as a summer packet. It can even last a whole week!
Will work nicely for whole group or small group.
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds. "Close Reading" can happen with read-alouds. ;)
Use the text code poster to dig into non-fiction text structures, character changes, historical figures, and more.
Fiction stories are realistic fiction and have figurative language such as: allusions, hyperboles, idioms, metaphors, and personification.
Key Words, TDQs, Close Reading, Summer Break, and Uses For: Context Clues, Main Ideas, Inferencing, Point of View, Cause and Effect, Themes, Morals, Lessons, Character Traits, Plots, Text Features, Stated and Implied Main Ideas, Compare and Contrast, Points, Reasons, Claims, Text Features, Summarizing, Genres, Guided Reading, Small Group Work, Challenge, Enrich, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Inferences, Remedial, Low, Fifth Grade.
Use for test prep! Use for standards based grading! Use for standards referenced grading! Use for weeklong homework!
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.
2nd Grade Common Standards Addressed RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8 RI.2.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9
3rd Grade Common Standards Addressed RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8 RI.3.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.9
4th Grade Common Standards Addressed RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8 RI.4.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9
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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading
: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
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for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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