Roald Dahl Close Read

Being Teacher
Grade Levels
5th - 7th
Formats Included
  • PDF
15 pages
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What motivates upper elementary and middle school kids? I asked my ten-year old son what would inspire him to read. He told me biographies! I see my students reading the "Who was..." and "Who is..." series all the time. Why not have close reads for the classroom of famous children's book authors? Why not indeed! Roald Dahl was the author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "The BFG", and "Matilda" just to name a few.

Text-based questions and center extensions include Common Core standards and are aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy. Teachers directions for whole group and small group address numerous areas of an evaluation rubric. Links are provided for videos and informational articles for instructional strategies as well. There is something here to engage everyone!

You and your students will enjoy this 5-day close read that includes:

"What's In Here" Quick Start Guide
Explicit Whole Group and Small Teacher Directions with links
"Who Was Roald Dahl?" Article
2 Pages Differentiated CCSS Aligned Text-Based Questions aligned to Blooms
2 Writing prompts
2 Center Extensions
1 Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
1 Self-Grading Rubric
1 Writing Rubric

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
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