This is a note taking organizer that I have created to correlate with McGraw Hills Open Court Unit 1, Week 4 story "The Great Serum Race". This organizer requires students to stay actively involved while they read the selection. Students will be utilizing a variety of comprehension skills throughout the close read including: identifying the elements of narrative nonfiction text, inferencing, setting, making text to text connections, and determining the elements of plot.
This is such an effective way to model your thinking aloud as you share the selection with your students. Students are required to analyze their thinking, dig deep into the text and make personal and text connections. As you scaffold this activity, students begin to develop the characteristics of effective readers! Incorporating note-taking organizers into your weekly reading lessons provide your students with the framework to be readers who can tackle any text!
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