Spy Mini Book Close Reading Interactive Book

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Close Reading + Spies = lots of fun and learning for you and your students! This mini book includes a project-able e-book version, too! This diary collection focuses on the journeys of female spies during and after the American Revolution, the Civil War, and WWII.

The spies mentioned in the diaries are: Virginia Hall, Elizabeth Van Lew and Sybil Ludington. Each diary contains higher-level vocabulary and situations which will lead your students to higher level and more rigorous thinking. Each diary is followed by a comprehension page which requires them to cite textual evidence.

Also included is a teacher resource page with guided reading questions.

Activities and questions within the book include:
author's purpose
visualization/five senses
writing prompts

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Diary of a Superkid
Diary of a Pilgrim
Diary of an Elf
Diary of a Birthday Kid
Diary of the Gingerbread Man
Diary of an Olympian

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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.


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