Celebrate Close Reading! Differentiated w/ 4 levels of passages + 6 activities. Use as weekly homework! Text based questions are Common Core aligned for second-fourth grade. Close reading lesson ideas are included for each Common Core Literature Category.
Time-less, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
Lexile Levels: 280, 520, 660, 830
Hansel and Gretel
Lexile Levels: 380, 570, 790, 970
The Pied Piper
Lexile Levels: 370, 530, 720, 920
Activities and Standards Addressed:
Lesson Ideas for Close Reads
>> Key Ideas and Details
Activity Ideas for Day One
>> Craft and Structure
Activity Ideas for Day Two
>> Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Activity Ideas for Day Three
Two Text Based Question Pages
>> Key Ideas and Details
CCSS Covered RL.2.1, RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL.2.2, RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.4.3
>> Craft and Structure
CCSS Covered RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4
>> Integration of Knowledge and Details
CCSS Covered RL.2.7, RL.3.7, RL.4.7
---- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)
Two Graphic Organizers
>> Ensure your students
get the gist, message, moral, and lesson.
Two Creative Writing Extension Pieces
>> Each piece
encourages students to interpret, evaluate, and/or extend the story.
Weekly Homework Sheet Templates
different variationswith and without adult signatures.
*** Full Answer Key for question pages.
Save Ink! One sheet is used for each of the question pages.
Included with the answer key are the text based questions Provided for those who are not using all of the student question sheets.
Use the differentiated passages for fluency practice or assessment!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
Will work nicely for whole group, small group, time-fillers, quick writes, weekly Common Core homework, and more!
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
can happen with read-alouds. :)
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.
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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!
Click below to see each individual unit in the file.
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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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