Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.
Don't agree with the teacher always doing a 2nd read. Kids will expect this and not do a good 1st read. Also, it isn't realistic in the real world. Teach them the strategies so that they learn to navigate a difficult text on their own. Now, you've done your job!! Close Read.pdf
Story Elements Close Reading Superheroes. grades 1 - 5
Don't be a Grinch! Use your students' love of the holidays to teach 20+ Common Core Standards and a dozen reading skills! Character Analysis, Cause and Effect, Sequencing, Context Clues ~ ALL covered using this fun visual scaffolding tool. This story map is part of a "system" for teaching reading that helps kids learn and teachers teach! visit TPT and look for "Close Reading; Fun for Kids ~ Easy for Teachers!" $
This FREEBIE includes TWO original 4th/5th grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Standards RI.4.6 and RI.5.6 (Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated).This is a sample from my much larger and comprehensive products with FIFTY original passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to the Common Core Standards.