I created these close reads as a tool for my students to more fully understand about each region of the United States. There are three passages and questions for each region. One page has a overview of the region. The other two pages deal with natural resources, landmarks and climate.
I used these as homework in my classroom and required that the students write each response with a complete sentence, rephrasing the question within the sentence. However, you can use them in the way that best suits your classroom.
They would work well with my unit on:
Regions of the United States
For more information and how to incorporate this into your classroom check out our region blog post at: http://polka-dotsinthepanhandle.blogspot.com/2016/11/regions-of-united-states.html