Your students will enjoy learning about the Pony Express with this high-interest, informational Close Reading Unit. Perfect for any time of year, this resource includes everything you need for a full week of reading activities about the famous Pony Express. Fun for students and NO PREP for teachers! Now includes a digital version for Google Classroom.
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If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.
The digital version of this packet includes ready-made, visually-appealing Google slides for you to share with your class. It includes interactive drag and drop annotation marks and fillable text dependent activities.
The informational passage included in this resource is provided in two differentiated reading levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. I’ve taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!
This packet includes:
- The Pony Express Informational Passage (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
December 7th is Letter Writing Day. This packet is perfect for celebrating this fun day or a mini social studies unit! It has been a great hit with many teachers and reluctant readers.
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.
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