Common Core requires our students to not only comprehend text, but to interact more closely with text. I created this pack to give students practice with this skill. More specifically, to practice the act of going back to the text to locate information to show what they know.
This pack includes 14 high interest, nonfiction passages. Each topic includes a set of text dependent questions and tasks as well as a text dependent constructed response component. I have also included answer keys for the free response questions and sample responses to each constructed response for each passage.
I prefer to use close reading as an instructional tool, in a whole group setting. However, these passages are great for use in not only a whole group setting, but also in a small group setting, as independent practice, in a center, or for homework. Use them as you deem appropriate for your students!
*School Around the World
Paired Texts (can be used to compare texts or independently of one another)
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Also, be sure to check out my other close read packs:
Nonfiction Close Reads for the Winter Months
Nonfiction Close Reads for the Spring Months
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