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STAR Skills: Common Core Close Reading & Language Skills {Set #4}

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~*~ 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 with room for differentiation in different grade levels.

What is Set #4? For those of you who have downloaded and are using the Fall Bundle, this is the first section of the Spring Bundle. It includes passages 19-24. I am planning to release Sets #5 and #6 before the end of October, so stay tuned!

Included in this Package:

- 6 weeks of STAR Skills Comprehension Worksheets + editable Powerpoint slides!

- 6 weeks of colorful, easy to display answer keys

- 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 Set #4

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.

AND even more! This set has been specifically redesigned and includes instructions for how to incorporate these sheets and passages digitally in your classroom. Give students an opportunity to practice online reading and annotating all year long.

Assessments for ALL of these passages can be found here:
Close Reading Passages: Set 4

This current set is the beginning of the "Spring" Semester Bundle that will be completed soon! If you would like to begin the school year with the entire collection of Fall Semester Materials, check out these links:

Weekly Worksheets:
STAR Skills Common Core Close Reading Passages: Fall Semester

STAR Skills Common Core Close Reading and Language Skills: Fall Semester

STAR Skills Common Core Close Reading Assessments

Entire Fall Semester 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
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Teaching Duration
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