Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
I’m back with my next Close Reading resource! I posted my Winter Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More, and if you want to see more, click HERE or the “Purchase Here” button at the bottom of this post.
In addition to my Winter pack, I also posted my Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More!
Presidents Day Differentiated Close Reading Passages and Text-Dependent Questions
I am SO in love with this resource for a number of reasons. First, I wrote these passages with social studies topics in mind. So, not only can you use them for Presidents Day, but you can also use them all year to tie into your social studies curriculum. Plus, the topics are so interesting. I had such a fun time researching them.
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 president-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.
Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Each passage contains text features and bolded vocabulary words for your students to analyze.
Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love 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.

Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love 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.

Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love 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.

Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

Close Reader Poster
This Close Reader Poster is a great visual reminder to help students understand their role as a close reader.

Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love 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 require students to cite evidence from the text to support their answers.

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

Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

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

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.

Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love 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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Looking for more close reading resources to use in your classroom? Click the “Purchase Here” button to check them out in my store!

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Presidents Day Differentiated Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More
You can now get all of the above Close Reading resources at a discount in this bundle. Click the button below to check it out!
Differentiated Close Reading Bundle by Kristine Nannini
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Interested in learning more about WHAT close reading is? Check out my blog series on Understanding Close Reading by clicking HERE or the picture below.

Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

5 Comments

  1. You are amazing! We’ve been closely reading text for a few years now, but finding rigorous, interesting stories and articles is so hard. And your stuff is always so teacher friendly. I love it!!! I hope you’re enjoying your snow day today. We just got the call for day #2!! Woo hoo!!

    Melissa
    Wild About Fifth

    1. Thank you SO much, Melissa! Your kind words mean so much to me. I agree, it’s extremely difficult to find complex texts for close reading. After researching all that goes into complex texts, my mind was seriously blown. It was such great information, which is why I started creating these packs! Enjoy that second snow day! ;)

  2. Interesting products! I’ll be sure to check them out.

    Tina

    Miss Tina’s PreK

  3. I can’t believe you can make such a comprehensive unit and teach (or vice versa). How many hours are in your day? I found some fun, simple activities that would complement your unit at http://monthbymonth.scholastic.com/teach.html in the Presidents Day pdf I especially like the 7 hats activity.

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