Close Reading Using Informational Text: 4th and 5th | Close Reading

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Close reading can be challenging, but your students will find it more enjoyable using the engaging passages found in this unit!


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Total Pages: 57
File Size: 3 MB

Close Reading Using Informational Text is a 57 page unit with handouts, posters, and 8 different passages including historical, biographical, scientific, and technical texts. All of the close reading materials are designed to help your students practice digging deeper into the text. Detailed teacher notes about the process of Close Reading are also included.


Specifically this unit contains:

Historical Text (3 pages each):
The Boston Tea Party
The Titanic

Biographical Text (3 pages each):
Marco Pole
Harriet Tubman

Scientific Text (3 pages each)
Animal Camouflage
Polar Bears

Technical Text (3 pages for one and 4 for the other)
How to Make a Dream Catcher
Dairy Farming (the story of milk)

4 Close Reading Posters
Handout on Annotations
Handout on the Close Reading Process for Teachers
Handout on the Close Reading Process for Students
2 Templates for Student Responses (can be used with any text)
Detailed Teacher Notes


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Here are the units included in this bundle:
Close Reading Using Informational Text for 4th and 5th Grades
Task Cards: Close Reading Question Stems for Teachers


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • It includes engaging passages, reference posters, annotations handouts, and student response templates!
  • The passages are high interest, like Animal Camouflage or Marco Polo!
  • After each read, the questions build in complexity!
  • You’re able to integrate social studies with reading, as some of the passages have historical themes.
  • The detailed teacher notes will help guide you and your students through the close reading process.



Need another grade?
Close Reading Using Informational Text for 3rd Grade


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