This resource is also available as part of a growing bundle:
Close Reads Growing Bundle
Close Reads are becoming more and more important as we continue to work toward meeting the Common Core State Standards in ELA. Close reading of texts and articles will help students become more knowledgeable thinkers.
The pages in this resource will work with any narrative nonfiction text that your students need to read as part of their coursework. They may also become more confident test takers!
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Included in this resource:
A clear explanation of what narrative nonfiction is and how it differs from expository nonfiction
A suggested book list for upper elementary students of narrative nonfiction also suitable for read-alouds
Teacher directions for conducting a Narrative Nonfiction Close Read
Student direction page to glue into an Interactive Notebook or place in a folder or binder.
Student notetaking page with headers for writing responses after each of three close reads
Student notetaking page with First, Second, and Third Read labels, no headers
Student notetaking page with blank fields for you to add your own response labels
Simple Rubric for student self-assessment and/or teacher assessment of the Expository Nonfiction Close Read.
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Narrative Nonfiction Literature Log
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Science Performance Assessment: How Does a Flashlight Work?
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