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Happy Valentine's Day!
This Close Read packet includes 5 close reading passages, each with text dependent questions. Students will use specific colors to show where they found the text evidence in the passage to answer the questions. Great way to assess not only comprehension, but students' ability to go back in the passage and find evidence! After answering the short answer questions, each passage has a writing response for students to practice responding to texts in a paragraph or essay form. Passages include text features such as maps, diagrams, photographs, and bold words.
-Close Read Bookmarks: A checklist for close reading with a Valentine theme to match the passages
-"A Day of Love" passage - This passage is about the history of Valentine's Day and includes lots of popular Valentine's Day traditions.
-"A Day of Love" text dependent questions
-"A Day of Love" writing response
-"Love Your Heart" passage - Throw in some science this Valentine's Day! This passage is all about the heart: how it functions, the parts, and how to keep it healthy.
-"Love Your Heart" text dependent questions
- "Love Your Heart" writing response
-"Monumental Love" passage - Here's a dose of social studies for your students! This passage tells the history, including the love story, behind the famous Taj Mahal in India.
-"Monumental Love" text dependent questions
-"Monumental Love" writing response
-"Magnetic Attraction" passage - More science! The science behind the phrase "opposites attract" and an introductory explanation of magnetisms.
-"Magnetic Attraction" text dependent questions
-"Magnetic Attraction" writing response
-"Who's Cupid Anyway?" passage - Finally, some mythology for you students. Students learn the myth behind Cupid and his connection to Valentine's day.
-"Who's Cupid Anyway?" text dependent questions
-"Who's Cupid Anyway?" writing response
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