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Through the fiction close reading lessons, students will deeply engage with the novel to develop a variety of reading and literary skills.
This resource is also technology friendly! It can be utilized in classrooms where computers or tablets are central to instruction because the resource has been adapted for digital completion. The resource includes links for students to complete the student pages in Google Slides™. For instance, students can work with the documents in Google Drive™ or via Google Classroom. With these links, you can have students complete their work online. (.) All they will have to do is create a text box! There are links for every student work page, making the format friendly not only for technology but also trees. The resources include:
Fiction Close Reading Lessons: Each chapter of the novel is filled with opportunities for literary analysis. The close reading lessons focus on a particular skill and have students engage in a close reading of the text to develop their literary proficiency in that skill.. Each assignment requires students to use textual evidence to support their claims. The Common Core aligned lessons focus on the following:
Answer Key: The key provides potential answers for every question asked in every lesson. Of course, not all analytic questions have just one answer! Part of the strength of the analysis question is the room they leave for students to demonstrate their unique thinking and use textual evidence to support their stance. Therefore, use the answers at your discretion but know they provide a solid foundation for the type of performance that makes for quality work.
The entire resource and its inclusive set of questions allows for multiple potential uses based on your determination about when and where it would be most helpful, either in-class or for homework. Regardless, every question is aligned to a relevant Common Core State Standard.