This January themed Informational Close Reading Packet has everything you need for 5 complete Close Reading units in your classroom. High-Interest, Differentiated Reading Passages about The History of Spaghetti, The Bald Eagle, Chinese New Year, Grandma Moses, and Squirrel Facts are at the heart of this one-stop resource! Now includes digital versions for Google Classroom.
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If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this 55-page packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.
The digital version of each packet includes ready-made, visually-appealing Google slides for you to share with your class. They include interactive drag and drop annotation marks and fillable text dependent activities.
Each of the 5 passages included in this resource is provided in two differentiated levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The level is given for each passage, along with a guide that provides the corresponding grade level for Lexile levels. I’ve taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!
This bundle includes:
- 5 Informational Passages (2 Differentiated Levels)
- 5 Days of Close Reading Activities
- Text Dependent Questions
- Written Response
- Teacher Guide Sheet
- Annotation Guide (full page and ½ page)
- Printable B/W Pages
- Color, Interactive Digital Slides for Google Classroom
- Answer Keys
This packet includes these informational, high-interest, close reading passages:
• The Perfection of Pasta (January 4, National Spaghetti Day)
• The Return of the Bald Eagle (January 5, National Bird Day)
• Squirrel Celebration (January 21, Squirrel Appreciation Day)
• Chinese New Year (January 28, Chinese New Year)
• Grandma Moses: Famous Artist (January 31, Inspire Your Heart with Art Day)
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 each passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities. Each passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week’s worth of close reading.
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