Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading

Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
Mini Lessons for Reading Literature: Printables and Texts for Close Reading
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Common Core Standards
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These 26 mini lessons break the Reading Literature standards down into manageable, bite-sized, easy-to-teach segments. Perfect way to differentiate reading texts to reach all learners!

You will be able to increase text complexity and student independence by using the mini lesson activities repeatedly throughout the school year with any literature text.

Reasons to love these mini lessons:
⚬ 26 mini lessons include the lesson & activity for students to complete
⚬ Students can cut the activity section off to be used as an exit card or formative assessment
⚬ 20 “student friendly” standard posters to print or project
⚬ No time to pull texts? No problem! A mentor text file is included so you can get your students working right away!
⚬ Answer key
⚬ Mini lessons can be taught with any text, multiple times, proving scaffolding as students work on more challenging texts
⚬ Ready to use – print and teach!

This resource includes:
⚬ 26 mini lessons that address the ELA Reading Standards for the CCSS (see below for more detail)
⚬ Descriptive chart of each mini lesson to help you plan
⚬ 20 student-friendly standard posters
⚬ Anchor chart
⚬ file of mentor texts (2 chapters from 2 different novels, 4 poems, and 1 drama)
⚬ Answer key & rubric
⚬ Teacher checklist to aid in assessments
⚬ Suggestions for teaching

The 26 mini lessons topics are:
1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly
2. Cite textual evidence to support analysis and inferences
3. Determine central idea
4. Determine theme
5. Determine how theme/central idea is conveyed through details
6. Summary of text distinct from opinion or judgements
7. Describe how plot unfolds in a series of episodes
8. Describe how characters respond or change as plot moves forward
9. Determine meaning of words or phrases as used
10. Determine meaning of figurative language
11. Determine connotative meanings
12. Determine connotative meaning (more practice)
13. Analyze the impact of specific word choice on meaning
14. Analyze the impact of specific word choice on tone
15. Analyze the impact of specific word choice on tone (more practice)
16. Analyze how a sentence fits into the structure of the text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot
17. Analyze how a sentence fits into the structure of the text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot (more practice)
18. Analyze how a particular chapter fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot
19. Analyze how a particular scene fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot
20. Analyze how a particular stanza fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot
21. Analyze how a particular stanza fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot (more practice)
22. Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text
23. Compare and contrast the experience of reading, listening, or viewing literature
24. Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics
25. Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics (more practice)
26. Survey: Read and comprehend literature

Each mini lesson includes:
⚬ a manageable portion of the RL standards
⚬ easy-to-follow explanation of the standard
⚬ A “Demonstrate your Understanding” that directs the student’s task for the day
⚬ a portion of the page that can be cut off and used as an exit card or assessment
⚬ a top portion of each mini lesson that can be glued into a notebook or put into a binder to create a reading resource
⚬ a “Reflection Question” that focuses on higher order thinking skills and helps summarize the mini lesson

Use to:
⚬ differentiate lessons
⚬ craft literature circle lessons
⚬ create GATE activities
⚬ create small groups, reteach skills, or move students on to more complex texts
⚬ decrease scaffolding and increase independence
⚬ provide additional support by repeating the lessons as often as needed to achieve student independence and increased text complexity
⚬ assess mastery. Collect exit cards that can be used for formative or summative assessments
⚬ increase confidence as students improve comprehension skills with difficult texts

Use this resource again and again with your favorite literature!

You will receive a zip file that contains three files: mini lessons, answer key, and mentor texts.

Save money and purchase the bundle: Reading Informational Texts and Reading Literature Mini Lessons
Mini Lessons for Teaching Reading Informational Texts and Literature


This resource works well with:

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Total Pages
115 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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