The Camping Trip: A Fictional Close Reading Activity contains a fictional passage about two friends who go camping and meet an unexpected creature. Designed for 4th and 5th grade students, this close reading activity has students focus first on reading the story multiple times while searching for unknown words, literary devices, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy.
The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. Designed to help my own students with PARCC practice, I have tried to create a variety of lengths, topics, and levels of difficulty in my close reading activities. This passage is a longer fictional passage, with 4 pages of double-spaced text.
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(c) Elements of Elementary, 2015