October 4th (V.1) Common Core Close Read w/ Complex Text Dependent Questions

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October Common Core Close Read Packet for 4th Grade - Volume 1

Although the concepts are modeled after Common Core, the elements are for ALLl students to understand.

*Lexile Levels and Common Core Standards included for all passages on the Answer Key!*
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Questions involve; poetry elements, compare/contrast, context clues, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, and so much more!

Excerpts are taken from the Common Core Text Exemplars, others are nonfiction texts, graphs/maps/diagrams, and still others are from grade appropriate nonfiction and fictional texts in which I have permission from authors/publishers to use.

**October's Packet Contents:
1- Nonfiction (map) – The Travelling Honeybee
- Key elements: Map comprehension

2- Nonfiction (Pamphlet) – Everything You Want To Know About Apples
- Key elements: close read of a pamphlet, understanding text
- PLUS – Extra Activity – Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram

3- Nonfiction – Johnny Appleseed (Lexile 1100)
- Key elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding text and illustrations, compare/contrast, legends,

4- Nonfiction – History of Halloween and Day of the Dead (Lexile 1010)
- Key elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding historical events, compare/contrast, main idea and supporting details

5- Poetry – Here They Come (Lexile 870)
- Key elements: Close read of a poem, poetry elements, analyzing a poem

6- Fiction – Can You Say Catastrophe? (Lexile 840)
- Key elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, elements of fictions, plot, characterization, comprehension

7- Poetry – “In 1492” Columbus Poem (Lexile 370)
- Key elements: Close read of a poem, poetry elements, analyzing a poem
- PLUS – extra activity - Write your own poem (challenge activity)

8- Fiction – The entirety of The Mystery of Broken Glass (Lexile 690)
- Key elements: Close read, mystery, understanding text, deciphering meaning, looking at clues
- PLUS – Extra Activity – Looking at the Plot

9- Biography – Eleanor Roosevelt (Lexile 950)
- Key elements: Close read, understanding the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, understanding text.
- PLUS – Extra Activity – Character Analysis

10- Nonfiction – Bats, Bats, Bats! (Lexile 930)
- Key elements: Close read, understanding texts, definitions, synonyms, facts, main idea, details
- PLUS – an extra activity – Nonfiction Concepts

PLEASE NOTE: Because Common Core groups 4th/5th grade together, this packet is extremely similar to the 5th grade packet! (MOSTLY same passages with same questions). The concepts and ideas are the same for all students to master!

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September 4th Grade Packet

October Volume 2 - 4th Grade HERE!

November 4th Grade Monthly Packet

December 4th Grade Monthly Packet

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October 4th (V.1) Common Core Close Read w/ Complex Text D
October 4th (V.1) Common Core Close Read w/ Complex Text D
October 4th (V.1) Common Core Close Read w/ Complex Text D
October 4th (V.1) Common Core Close Read w/ Complex Text D