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Reading Comprehension Passages – Famous Immigrants – Close Reading Shortcuts



Close Reading is FUN with this Famous Immigrants Close Reading Shortcuts Packet! If you are looking for a NO PREP close reading activity that can be done in a short amount of time, then this Close Reading SHORTCUT is just for you!

Please see the PREVIEW above for an idea of everything included!

If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this Close Reading Shortcut packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for an easy-to-use format. PRINT and GO! Simply print the pages, cut the pages in two on the single dotted line, and staple on the left side. Voila! Your students have an instant booklet with 6 Close Reading shortcut passages, questions, writing activity, and a bonus coloring page! (Or, you can skip making the booklet and use the 1/2 page passages as needed.)

Each Passage allows your students to have a quick close-read experience in a SHORT time frame. With each 1/2 page high-interest, informational passage, your students will have exposure to:
• New vocabulary
• Connecting to text
• Text Annotation
• Simple Recall Questions
• Text-Evidence Questions

This packet includes:
• 6 Famous Immigrants Close Read Passages
• Close Reading Questions for Each Passage
• Compare and Contrast Writing Activity
• Guide Sheet
• Answer Keys
• Cover (if you choose to make the shortcut passages into a booklet)
• Bonus Coloring Page

The reading passages are about these famous immigrants:
• Andrew Carnegie
• Arnold Schwarzenegger
• Madeleine Albright
• Levi Strauss
• Luol Deng
• Albert Einstein

*** Click HERE to see the complete CLOSE READING TOOLKIT, which includes a video, posters, annotation guide, differentiated passage, Close Reading printables, and more! ***

Take a look at the Baseball Legends Close Reading Shortcuts!

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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