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This Differentiated California Gold Rush Close Reading Passage is a part of my American History Close Reading Passage series. It is complete with everything you need to tie together your social studies and literacy instruction!
Check out the PREVIEW to see what all is included in this differentiated close reading pack!
The passage included is provided in THREE differentiated reading ranges for upper elementary and middle school. To ensure quick, easy, and discreet differentiation in your classroom, the reading level is indicated by a small symbol on the passage. Wherever your class is with close reading, this passage is designed to meet the diverse needs of each of your students!
In addition to the differentiated Gold Rush reading passage, you will also receive an accompanying set of differentiated text dependent questions that will drive students back to the text to gain deeper understanding. Also included is 1 week of rigorous close reading activities, suggested pacing and lesson plans, teacher notes, and more!
This close read is a fantastic resource for upper elementary or middle school students. It is an excellent way to integrate ELA and is great for daily review, centers, mini-lessons, morning work, early finishers, or even whole class instruction.
This Close Read includes:
1 Informational Close Reading Passage (3 differentiated versions)
1 Text Dependent Question Assessment (3 differentiated versions)
Suggested Lesson Plans and Pacing
1 Annotating Text Poster
1 What is Close Reading Page
1 3 Levels of Close Reading Page
1 Week of Close Reading Activities
• KWL Pre-Read
• What's The Main Idea?
• Cause and Effect
• Read Between the Lines (inferencing)
• The Most Important Things (summarization)
• Opinion Writing Task
• Final Thoughts (personal text response)
1 TDQ Answer Key
1 Writing Rubric for Opinion Writing
You are sure to have your kids digging deeply into text and extrapolating meaning through Close Reading!
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