We have bundled 10 of our Next-Generation Standard aligned Close Reading packets! Each packet uses the FOCUS method, developed by Two Inspire, to complete text-dependent and evidence based activities over a duration of 3 days. FOCUS is designed to scaffold students learning and provides students and teachers with a consistent close reading routine to integrate reading and writing into science!
Animal Traits and Behavior Close Read Packet: FOCUS Method
Animal Life Cycles Close Read Packet: FOCUS Method
Plant Life Cycle Close Reading Packet: FOCUS Method
Weathering and Erosion Close Read Packet: FOCUS Method
Energy in Earthquakes Close Read Packet: FOCUS Method
Force and Motion Close Read Packet: FOCUS Method
Close Reading Method: Introducing the FOCUS Method
Matter Close Read Packet: FOCUS Method
Recycling Close Read Packet: FOCUS Method
Group Survival Close Read Packet: Focus Method
Each Close Read Packet includes:
*1 close read- 800-1,000 Lexile
*4 task cards- designed with upper level questions and at least 1 writing activity
*Teachers checklist and guides
*Marzano based Student Goal Tracker- allows your students to track their progress. Students become aware of their learning experience through this practice.
*6 Academic Posters for Adaptations Unit- Marzano based
*Rubrics- for easy grading and understanding components
*3 Stations- Consistent with other FOCUS products- These can be used to further extend student learning or for early finishers.
------FOCUS Acronym Outline:
F- First Read: RI.10- Students complete a series of highlighting and labeling the text and read independently.
O- Open thinking: RI.1- Students will organize their thoughts by completing a text box. The text box uses text-dependent questions where students answer using the text and citing evidence from the text.
C- Closer Look: During their second read, students listen while their teacher reads the text and annotate using a system preferred by the teacher.
U- Unwrap the text: RI.3- Students analyze the text to complete an activity specifically designed to analyze text features and/or structure of the text.
S- Show: A third and final look at the text allows students multiple times with the content. Students choose 1 of 4 task cards (or teacher can choose 1 in advance) to show what they learned.
--------Next Generation Standards--------
LS.1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms (Animal Life Cycle and Plant Life Cycle)
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
PS.1.A- Structure of Matter
PS.3.A- Definitions of Energy
PS 2.A Force and Motion- Types of Interactions
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
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