Veterans Day Activities for Close Reading, includes DIFFERENTIATED versions and aligns with the Common Core standards you need to teach.
This product includes 7 fun, challenging, and engaging reading activities that all have a Veterans Day theme and are aligned to Common Core.
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Each activity includes multiple versions with varying levels of difficulty and scaffolding to help you accommodate different learners within your classroom.
You will find that these activities are ready to teach tomorrow (or today!) and include everything you need, including complete teacher’s notes, content material, and all answer keys! They are every bit as fun, thorough, and rigorous as my Interactive Reading Notebooks lessons and my 7-Hour Sub Plans and are great to use throughout the month of November!
Here’s a quick summary – See preview file for Table of Contents for comprehensive summary:
Activity 1 ~ Nonfiction article (3 versions of article – challenging, regular, and scaffolded) can all be used to complete the same activity! Fill in text-evidence activity and either make craftivity or glue slides into interactive notebook.
Skills: reading nonfiction article, skimming, finding text evidence
Activity 2 ~ Use product from Activity 1 to complete this timeline. The timeline comes in two versions – one with more scaffolding.
Skills: reading nonfiction article, creating a timeline, finding text evidence
Activity 3 ~ Analyzing Poetry (song lyrics) including a Poetry Terms Review; Analyze rhyme schemes, types of rhymes, poem structure, comprehension, figurative language, literary devices
Activity 4 ~ Determining the Theme – Watch a music video, find the theme, and identify text evidence that supports the theme.
Activity 5 ~ Close reading of a novel excerpt that will be used for the remaining activities. Analysis of indirect characterization requiring text evidence and inferences, including two different graphic organizers to choose from
Activity 6 ~ Using fiction novel excerpt above, students find imagery and complete graphic organizer; there are 2 to choose from
Activity 7 ~ With same fiction novel excerpt, students answer text-based essay questions using the ACE method; lesson on ACE method included along with 2 levels of scaffolding and answer keys
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