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Close Reading Bundle Comprehension Passages & Activities


Total Pages: 350+
File Size: 23 MB



Everything you need for close reading in your classroom!

*Close reading flipbook-a two sided flip book for students to keep as a reference while close reading. Includes annotating symbols, how to use evidence from the text and what to focus on for each repeated reading.

*Bookmark-a two sided close reading bookmark with annotating marks and sticky note jot spots,

*Posters-set of seven classroom posters to display to remind students the purpose of each reading, annotating marks, and using text evidence.

*Anchor chart pieces-twelve pages of pieces to cut and assemble your own anchor charts.

*Discussion cards-12 fiction, 12 nonfiction discussion cards for small groups. There is also an answer sheet so that you can use for individual instruction; also great for early finishers.

*Annotating the text-a chart to use to help students practice annotating while reading the text.

*An introduction to “What is close reading?”

*Binder cover, monthly pages, and dividers tabs to keep your passages and answer keys organized.

*Directions for printing and assembling flipbook and bookmarks.

*Four monthly themed passages for each month with three reading response pages and answer sheets for each passage. Enough for your week of close reading. Day 1 is focused on main idea and details. Day 2 is focused on vocabulary and text structure. Day 3 is focused on making inferences, theme, and author's craft.

JANUARY-The Presidential Inauguration, New Year's Resolutions, Ellis Island, and Winnie the Pooh.

FEBRUARY-Mark Zuckerberg, The Common Cold, and The Super Bowl

MARCH-March Madness, Dr. Seuss, and St. Patrick's Day.

APRIL-April Fools' Day, Earth Day, The Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, and National Poetry Month.

MAY-Cinco de Mayo, George Lucas, and The Empire State Building

JUNE-Michael Phelps, Meteor Watching, and The History of the Selfie

JULY/AUGUST-Alex's Lemonade Stand, Summer Olympics, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Honey Bees

SEPTEMBER-History of Pizza, Comic Book Day, Apple Season, and Beyonce Knowles

OCTOBER-Why do Leaves Change? J.K. Rowling, and In October, We Wear Pink, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

NOVEMBER-The Day of the Dead, Bill Nye the Science Guy, World Kindness Day, and Election Day

DECEMBER-Rosa Parks, The Wright Brothers, The Nobel Prize, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The number of pages included in this bundle includes the answer sheets, not all pages are student pages.

**I have been working to add one more passage for each month. There will be 4 passages for each month coming soon. The price will slowly increase as I add each new passage. July/August, September, October, November, December, January, and April passages have been updated to include 4 passages each.**

Digital passages have been added for the months of April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, December, and January. I will be continue to add digital slides to assist in distance learning. The digital updates will be added before the 1st of each month.

If you have purchased any of the Close Reading Passages separately and are interested in the bundle, please email me at [email protected].



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