Chunking Reading Teacher Resources
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"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with...
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 6 Close Reading
6th CCSS: Designed
Look back at the third chapter of The Cay with your class. Pupils will conduct a close reading, taking a second look at a chunk of text and responding to a series of text-dependent questions. Wrap up with an analytical writing prompt...
Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
4th CCSS: Designed
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a lesson about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American tribes. After...
Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching reading in the content areas presents its own set of challenges and requires its own set of skills. Learning how to preview a text, how to analyze headings and graphics, topics and subtopics, to recognize claims and evidence used to support these claims, are among the skills required. Resources that help readers develop these skills can be found in this collection designed for high schoolers.
Spinelli's Maniac Magee (excerpt): Reading and Critical Thinking Practice
4th - 6th
A brief, dialogue-rich passage from Jerry Spinelli's novel Maniac Magee is accompanied by a well-written literacy assessment tool. Thematic content lends itself to age-appropriate discussions about race relations and social justice....
The Outsiders: Question Answer Relationships Strategy
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Kids learn best when asking questions about what they have read. Encourage active reading with a comprehension activity based on S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, in which kids read passages from the beginning of the book and identify...
Getting to the Heart of Brown v. Board of Education
8th - 11th
You've heard it before, "The best way to develop vocabulary is to study it in context." Use this instructional activity to help learners use context clues to identify unknown words. The reading selection is broken into five chunks, and...
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...