Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

I am so excited to finally share what I have been working on! I have spent the last three months researching everything I can on close reading. I’ve read books, articles, blog posts, websites, and more. My goal is to provide you with resources, an informational blog series, and freebies so you can successfully implement close reading in your own classroom.

I will be blogging about all of information I’ve acquired over a series of posts. So each time you see that picture above, know that the blog post is part of my close reading series!

On that note, the first close reading resource I am excited to share is my Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More!

Fall and Thanksgiving Differentiated Close Reading Differentiated Passages, Text-Dependent Questions, and More

 

The information below is just a sample of what’s included! Click HERE to check out the preview to see more!
 
I created this seasonal close reading resource to help students read complex texts independently and for a specific purpose.
It contains everything you need to implement close reading in your classroom!
Leveled Passages
Included in this resource are four fall and Thanksgiving-themed reading passages. There are three levels of each passage so you can easily differentiate for your students! The levels are based on word count and Lexile levels which can be found in the top left corner of each passage.
Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini
Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini
Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini
Each passage contains text features and bolded vocabulary words for your students to analyze.
Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

Implementation Printables
I’ve also included a step-by-step implementation guide. I’ve researched several strategies for close reading and have developed a process that will make your life easier, and help your students develop skills to read for deeper meaning.

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

In addition to the step-by-step implementation guide, I’ve included an Understanding the Standards Teacher Guide. This printable helps teachers understand the purpose of each reading, and how each reading ties into specific Common Core Anchor Standards. I’ve outlined what each student should focus on, and the learning targets for each read.

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

Annotation Guides
These printable annotation guides are a resource to help students quickly annotate or mark up the text using symbols. I’ve included two different levels of the printables.

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

Close Reader Poster
Is this little turkey not the cutest thing ever? This Close Reader Poster is a great visual reminder to help students understand their role as a close reader.

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

Text-Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, and Graphic Organizers
Each passage includes text-dependent questions for each of the three themes or categories in the Common Core Anchor Standards (Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas). The questions are written in a way that require students to cite evidence from the text.

In addition to the text-dependent questions, I’ve also included key ideas and details graphic organizers, main idea graphic organizers, and more!

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

Each passage also includes one writing prompt that is to be completed after the third read. This writing prompt requires students to synthesize or make connections by combining their thinking and knowledge with evidence from the text.

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- by Kristine Nannini

Detailed answer keys are also included.

Like I said above, this is only a small preview of what’s included!

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Fall and Thanksgiving Differentiated Close Reading Differentiated Passages, Text-Dependent Questions, and More

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Differentiated Close Reading Bundle by Kristine Nannini

 

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Also, make sure you check back for more information on close reading. There will be additional blog posts to follow.

11 Comments

  1. Do you have anything with a lower lexile? I teach 3rd grade and have some really low readers. Thanks, Shawna

  2. This looks great – I will buy and admire the hard work you put into it! I am also in the same boat as Shawna with several low third graders if you ever consider going to a lower level. In any case, it gives me an idea of what to look for to assist them. Awesome!

  3. Wow! This looks like such a great resource for teachers. I’m excited to see what else you have to share with us on your research of Close Reading. It is such a buzz word in my county right now, and I’d love to see how other teachers are implementing this strategy. Especially with actual text, not just leveled passages. Looking forward to more!

    Leigh

  4. These are so great! Love the large font and leveled passages for my EL kids to access the standards and they love the topics! I also love your standards based questions!

    1. Kristine Nannini says:

      Thanks so much, Marielle! I appreciate your kind words!

  5. Your explanation of close reading makes so much sense! I’m working on this with my staff right now, and will definitely share your resources! Is there a way to get just your “understanding the standards” page?

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