Higher order thinking reading comprehension and writing activities for two narrative texts: "The Best Teacher" and "Nails in the Fence". 52 pages.
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This resource links the U.S. research on close reading with the Australia research on the Four Resources Model. You can read more about my approach at my blog post here: http://ripperresources.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/close-reading-and-four-resources-model.html
This resource focuses on narratives with a message/moral (fables). The 52 pages include prompts for code breaking, meaning making, text using and text analysing. Also included are activities for word work, graphic organisers to compare/contrast texts and make text-to-self, text-to-text and text-to-world connections. Writing scaffolds are provided for the "Show, Don't Tell" writing strategy.
This 52 page resource is designed to support the close reading, reading comprehension, critical literacy, accountable talk (through philosophy for children inquiry prompts, thinking/talking prompts about morals in stories and book talk discussion prompts). The resource also includes scaffolds for the development of the narrative genre.
You may also be interested in my other resources that include prompts for close reading linked to the Four Resources Model:
You can view video previews of them here:
Year 5 NAPLAN (systemic testing) preparation - "Snake" poem and figurative language comprehension:
Seaside Senses - comprehending poetry and figurative language:
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