Close Reading Passages - Martin Luther King Informational Text and Text-Dependent Questions TDQs: Close reading is greatly emphasized in the common core. Teaching close reading strategies and providing regular practice are a great way to increase rigor within your reading program. This packet can be used with your unit for Dr. King Day, during Black History Month or any time of year to honor a man with a dream!
This item contains one passage written just slightly above the third grade text complexity band. It can be read with some support or together as a class for use with second graders who are reading at grade level.
- text dependent question page ( emphasizing main idea, context clues, author's purpose, summarizing, vocabulary, nonfiction text features)
- culminating writing activity with focus question to set purpose for reading
-writing paper for constructed response with prompt
-graphic organizer (to provide structure for a 5 sentence paragraph with transitions and text-based support)
- 2 point checklist/rubric for assessment of the writing piece based on comprehension of text
** Please note that this is a reading activity and the text is not intended to teach all that there is to know about Dr. King! No dates are included for his major life accomplishments and no mention of an assasination is made. It is an overview of Dr. King as an important person in the history of our country who had a dream for equality and peace. :)
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