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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Powerful academic punch with all of this penguin fun! Close Reading, writing, vocabulary, and comprehension!

EVERYTHING needed to begin close reading! Step by step directions, engaging passages, and lots of writing extensions!!

2 passages with the same topic, but different main ideas-challenges students to think critically and do some "close reading"-CCSS aligned!

For each standard in Reading Information and Reading Literature, there are three types of questions:Remember and Understand (Approximate DOK Level 1)Apply and Analyze (Approximate DOK Levels 2-3)Evaluate and Create (Approximate DOK Levels 3-4)For the remaining standards in Writing, Speaking, and Foundational Skills, a variety of teaching and discussion questions are provided.

Little Bird Kindergarten: Life Cycle of a Chicken

This editable reading guide covers the first 76 pages of Mark Haddon's novel, which ends at the start of chapter 113. It is four pages of about 70 questions with an answer key.This two-part guide contains 35 questions that are basic plot summary questions that follow the reading in chronological order.

Gail Gibbons Informational Text Comprehension Using Read Aloud Comprehension bundle- 6 books, 166 pages in this bundle!

The Hobbit Final Test. A CCSS Common Core aligned close reading test that helps prepare students for SBAC and PARCC assessments. 100 multiple choice questions.


Romeo and Juliet Final Test. 100 multiple choice questions. Meets ELA CCSS grades 9-12. Emphasizes close reading skills.

This 80-page unit includes 25 lesson plans and 29 reproducible handouts. Exercises make style analysis accessible for every learner! $

Twenty one page color, and black and white comic book versions of 'The Raven'. Designed to appeal to all ages, this product provides a visual setting for the narrative of the poem that will help the student come to a better understanding the famous work by Poe. A worksheet for students and five pages of teacher notes are also included. The PDF file can be printed, used as a computer slide show or as an e book on tablets.

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Teach your students what information to look for while reading, and their comprehension skills will soar!

The second in a series of short animated movies with attached learning materials to provide an introduction to the classic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This movie is based on the Letters from Captain Walton section that provides the introduction to the story. It covers a core curriculum need in literature classes to evaluate content presented in diverse media formats including visually and aurally. This product is an engaging way of reaching this standard.

Paired Passages for Struggling Readers. Helping students succeed on state tests with differentiated and scaffolded paired passages.

Little Bird Kindergarten

The Aliens, Inc. series of four easy-chapter books introduces first, second and third graders to the science fiction genre. These children's books will delight emergent readers. SLJ says, "amusing" and "out of this world" fun. The lesson plans in this teacher's guide feature biographical information on the author and illustrator, writing lessons, close reading lessons and much more. $0.00 FREE Download

Teaching students what information they should be looking for in fiction and nonfiction is the KEY to reading success.

Storms - Hurricanes vs. Tornadoes. Paired nonfiction reading with a Venn Diagram- Hurricanes vs. Tornadoes. Students read about tornadoes and hurricanes, then compare and contrast the characteristics of hurricanes and tornadoes on this basic Venn diagram activity sheet.

William Shakespeare, His Life and Times: Informational Tex

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