Close Reading: Zoo- This 58 page product contains 10 zoo-themed nonfiction close reading passages with evidence-based questioning sheets to go with each. Each passage comes in 2 different formats: whole page and half page with questions. This makes them great for differentiation! Can be used as a whole group lesson or in small group reading. The articles are about the following topics:
Anchor charts to better explain close reading are also included.
I introduce the product with examples of how I use the articles in my personal classroom.
This packet is aligned with the Common Core, specifically the following standard:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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