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Close Reading Toolkit – Video, Posters, Differentiated Passage, More



Close Reading in the classroom has many great benefits! This helpful video and printable materials will help you successfully implement Close Reading strategies in no time at all! Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you can use these tips to strengthen your reading program and help your students find more success.

This helpful Close Reading resource includes:
• Close Reading Video
• Close Reading Steps Posters
• Annotation Marks Posters
• Steps of Close Reading Guide
• One High-Interest Differentiated Reading Passage
• Close Reading Printables/Activities for 5 Days
• Student Annotation Guide

There are 13 pages of Close Reading content and 15 pages of Close Reading posters in this packet to get you started on your Close Reading journey!

The reading passage included with this packet is: Milton s. Hershey: Determined Candy Maker Your students will love reading about the persistence and determination of the founder of the Hershey chocolate empire! This passage is provided in 2 Lexile levels (690 and 980) so that you can easily differentiate for your students.

This packet is both rigorous and Common-Core aligned. Questions have been carefully crafted to move readers from basic, recall questions to higher-level questions where students must cite evidence from the text to support their answers. There are 5 tasks/activities for the passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities. This passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week’s worth of close reading.

Whether you are a beginning teacher or an experienced educator already using Close Reading in your classroom, this resource is for you!

The purchase of this professional development resource is for ONE teacher only. If you are planning on showing the video and using this resource for your faculty or staff, please purchase the necessary of additional licenses for each person attending and benefiting from the information. Thank you!

See what happy buyers have said about my Close Reading Packets:
“I really love your differentiated close reading texts!! They are so well written and so thorough. The tasks are also so well aligned with the close reading process. I look forward to future sets and texts!!”

“I’m glad this product includes different reading levels, and I love the page set up. It’s easy for kids to annotate!”

“I LOVE your passages! We are currently using them as we research for informational writing! Thanks you for the details in each passage! Wonderful!!”

“Most excited for these. Very informational with interesting facts, and well thought out. I cannot wait to use these. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your products.”

Looking for MORE CLOSE READING packets? Here you go:
Close Reading for the YEAR Bundle
Arctic Animals Close Reading
U.S. Landmarks Close Reading
Black History Close Reading
Amazing Insects Close Reading
Solar System Close Reading
February Close Reading Packet
Other Close Reading Packets

Looking for other helpful Reading and ELA resources? Take a look here:
Reading Task Cards
Writing Task Cards
Reading Comprehension Passages and Monthly-Themed Packets

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Shelly Rees


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