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Increase your students' understanding of the Water Cycle with this Close Reading of Informational and Literature Paired Texts. The informational texts that are included have a Lexile Level of 530, 800, and 1070. The literature piece used is Optional - "The Rain Stomper" by Addie Boswell, but graphic organizers are included if you choose to purchase this book. There are 33 graphic organizers included that meet the following standards:
RI.1, RL.1: Ask and Answer Questions; Key Details; Drawing Inferences
RI.2, RL.2: Main Topic and Key Details; Summarizing the text; Central message and theme
RI.3, RL.3: Connecting two details in a text; explaining the relationship of events; Character traits, motivations, and feelings
RI.4, RL.4: Clarify the meaning of unknown words and phrases; How phrases provide meaning; Literal and Non-Literal meaning; Metaphors and Similes
RI.5: Text Features, Cause and Effect
RI.6: Main purpose of the text and illustrations; Point of View; Analyzing Text
RI.7: Explaining illustrations and how it contributes to the topic
RI.8: Supporting points the author makes
RI.9, RL.9: Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic; Comparing characters in the story.
RI.10: Read and comprehend grade level texts.
W.2: Writing Informational Pieces
W.3: Writing Narratives - writing our own version of the story using the meaning of phrases in the story.
This close reading unit pairs well with our Comparative and Superlative Lesson.