~*~ Ready to Print Close Reading Passages & Worksheets!~*~
If you have used any of my Bell Work products in the past, here is the next level up! As a teacher of students for consecutive years, I was searching for a new way to get a quick and constant review each day and here it is with STAR Skills. This product is geared specifically towards 7th and 8th grade students.
Included in this Fall Semester Workbook:
- 18 weeks of STAR skill building sheets + editable Powerpoint slides!
- 18 weeks of colorful, easy to display answer keys
- An instructional guide for students to walk through the first two weeks either as a class or independently
- An in-depth teacher's guide with a scope & sequence, common core standards alignment, teaching suggestions, and grade appropriate lexile information
- Bonus Printables/Posters:
Common Core Lexile Levels
"How To: Vocabulary Squares"
"How To: 3 Part Topic Sentence"
Proofreading Mark Guide
Customizable Proofreading Mark Guide
"Skills and Habits of Close Readers" Student Annotation Guide
PLEASE NOTE: The companion passages for this product are a FREE download at this link. You cannot complete the worksheets without the close reading passages:
STAR Skills Close Reading Companion Passages
Not only will you strengthen your students' core with daily and cyclical Language Arts skill review, but these weekly templates now include close reading passages! This is a great tool to allow students to be repeatedly exposed to standards based skills that may not be the main focus of a classroom unit and to allow their literacy exposure to alternate each week by focusing their answers on a new literature or informational text excerpt.
Help your students to practice and review a wide range of concepts each week by focusing on a one page text from a well-known author, closely reading and annotating a high interest piece, and providing an appropriate lexile level and text complexity that is both challenging and great for class discussions.
Please download this One Week Sample
to get a closer look at these worksheets and reading passages!
As an additional element, assessments are now available for every passage! 10 question quizzes for each passage with a key and annotation guide can be found here: STAR Skills Common Core Close Reading Assessments
If you anticipate wanting STAR Skills worksheets and paired Assessments- check out the bundle:
STAR Skills Activities and Assessments Bundle (18 weeks)
For further skill building check out Bell Work for grades 5-7:
Bundle 1: Weeks 1-9
Bundle 2: Weeks 10-18
Bundle 3: Weeks 19-27
Bundle 4: Weeks 28-36