Reading Comprehension

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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Teaching Reading Comprehension is essential in every classroom. Close reading is an important skill for students but can be difficult at times for students. This file has everything you need to get your student reading CLOSE with any text!


This file is a 17 page download for directions on leading a close reading group with elementary students. This file talks you through 8 steps for your students to use while reading slowly and closely with a book.

Included you will find the following:

  • What is a Close Reading?
  • Choosing Passages
  • Supply list
  • 1 passage before the reading.
  • 1 example of what the passage might look like after the reading.
  • Steps 1-8 posters (I put into a flip book for my guided reading table)
  • A Printable Bookmark with all of the steps & directions

This is a file that can be used with both fiction and nonfiction books, poetry and articles.

It is a perfect way to teach your students to think and prove their thoughts while reading!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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