Halloween Close Reading
I created this Halloween-themed resource to help students read complex texts independently and for a specific purpose. I’ve researched several strategies for close reading and have developed a process that will make your teaching more effective and help your students develop skills to read for deeper meaning.
I created this resource to help students read complex texts independently and for a specific purpose. I’ve researched several strategies for close reading and have developed a process that will make your teaching more effective and help your students develop skills to read for deeper meaning.
This resource contains everything you will need to implement close reading in your classroom! I’ve included THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom! There are also text-dependent questions and writing prompts for your students to cite evidence from the text.
**A digital version is also included for use with Google Classroom.**
With the digital version, you have the option to go 100% paperless.
Included in this resource:
Included in this resource are four fall- and Halloween-themed reading passages. Each passage contains text features that your students must analyze. There are three levels of each passage so you can easily differentiate with your students. The levels are based on word count and Lexile levels which can be found in the top left corner of each passage.
•Vampire Bats – Lexile: 980L
•Vampire Bats – Lexile: 810L
•Vampire Bats – Lexile: 650L
•Grave Problems – Lexile: 910L
•Grave Problems – Lexile: 780L
•Grave Problems – Lexile: 670L
•Punkin Chunkin – Lexile: 960L
•Punkin Chunkin – Lexile: 780L
•Punkin Chunkin – Lexile: 680L
•Samhain vs. Halloween – Lexile: 990L
•Samhain vs. Halloween – Lexile: 800L
•Samhain vs. Halloween – Lexile: 680L
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 reading.
Printable Implementation Guide
This printable gives step-by-step instructions for implementing close reading in your classroom. It can be used as your own personal reference and/or can be handed out to students prior to the first read. I’ve also included these printables with a fall/Halloween theme.
Printable Annotation Guides (Mark Up the Text)
These printable annotation guides help students quickly annotate or mark up the text using symbols. I’ve included two different levels of this resource.
Printable Close Reader Poster
This poster is a visual reminder to help students understand their role as a close reader.
Text-Dependent Questions and Writing Prompts
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). 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. Answer keys are included.
In addition to the text-dependent questions, I’ve also included the following graphic organizers:
•Key Ideas and Details Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)
•Main Idea Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)
•Vocabulary Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)
RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10
Perfect for grades 3 through 6!
As always, please ask ANY and ALL questions before purchasing. Thank you so much!
Thank you, and enjoy!
Copyright© 2015 Kristine Nannini
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Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.