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Common Core Close Reading Lessons

A group board for grades K-12. Any lesson that gets kids to slow down, reread, and critically think about what they are reading, whether fiction or nonfiction.


Common Core Close Reading Lessons

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Main Idea Challenge- One Topic-Two Passages-Different Main Ideas!

Little Bird Kindergarten: Butterfly Life Cycle Close Read with writing extensions!

$5 Grades 3-6 This 29-page package explains the basics of taking textual clues,coupling them with what the reader already knows (schema) to make inferences. Included are: - instructional material. -worksheets for making inferences by examining descriptions and dialogue and then considering the reader's schema. - teacher's note for using the product. -inference templates that may be used to study any short story or novel.

Close Reading (Sample Page) Asking & Answering Questions using the text. Graphic Organizer

Close Reading (SAMPLE PAGE) Students use these tracking sheets to keep track of where they found important facts. Several templates included

Close Reading - Prove it!, Show Your Thinking!, Just the Facts! Close Reading Checklists, Bookmarks, and MORE! Students are to write down their thoughts, collect facts, gather important vocabulary, and discuss and teach others about what they have learned.

12 fun & interesting February-themed passages with activities in which students select text evidence to support their answers

Close Reading (Sample Page) Asking & Answering Questions using the text. Graphic Organizer

Informational Text Comprehension activities to go with books by Gail Gibbons: Owls, Elephants, Grizzly Bears, Elephants, Pumpkins, & Frogs- tons of CCSS aligned activities!

Provide students with an instant go-to categorized tone list with these 13 classroom posters. $3

12 passages with a February theme-Students answer true/false statements and highlight text evidence color coded according to whether the evidence was directly stated or if the reader needed to make an inference-highly engaging and CCSS aligned!

These materials are meant to provide a brief introduction to Gothic horror. I have provided a variety of multi media resources including two short animated videos and a ‘Prezi’ (like a Powerpoint but more fun!) along with associated quizzes and texts as a PDF resource which can be tailored to the needs of the students.

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12 fun & interesting February-themed passages with activities in which students select text evidence to support their answers

Informational Text comprehension Activities using "Polar Bears" by Gail Gibbons through read aloud &/or independent reading.

Close Reading (Sample Page) Student Bookmarks - Girl and Boy templates included, both in color and B&W versions. Students will have this Close Reading tool at their fingertips to remind them to read and look for important words and information in the text

Close Reading - Prove it!, Show Your Thinking!, Just the Facts! Close Reading Checklists, Bookmarks, and MORE! Students are to write down their thoughts, collect facts, gather important vocabulary, and discuss and teach others about what they have learned.

Main Idea Challenge- One Topic-Two Passages-Different Main Ideas!

Winter Stories-20 Passages for Locating Text Evidence- Common Core State Standard aligned comprehension practice