This is notetaking organizer and quickwrite that relate to the Open Court Series story found in Unit 1, Week "One Small Step". I have created a notetaking organizer that will guide students as they perform a close read of the weekly selection "One Small Step". This organizer will require students to utilize the weekly skills outlined by the Open Court series for this week. These include classifying and clarifying, author's purpose, fact and opinion, genre, and text to text connections.
This is a great way to model how effective readers read and interact with a text at the beginning of the year. As the year progresses, students become more adept at following the format of the organizer and can complete these during independent reading. The skills they develop through this activity will prepare your students to read and interact with a variety of complex texts!
I have also included the quickwrite that coincides with the notetaking organizer. This is the prewriting activity that will prepare your students to relate to the content of the text as well as make a connection with the big ideas of the unit's theme. There is a section on the notetaking organizer related to the quickwrite.
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