15 great lessons to accompany the PM Benchmark Books!
Close activities are a great way to improve your students’ reading level and comprehension. For this whole or small group activity the story is read aloud to the students. An oral retell is completed for each book. Each close activity is based on the highlights of the story. Students must read each sentence and choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank. Once completed, the student reads the close activity aloud to the teacher and/ or a peer. If you have early finishers, I have simple easy to complete activities that the students can do on the back of the assignment.