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94 resources with the keyterm close reading

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Getting to Know Esperanza (Chapter 2: “Las Uvas/Grapes”)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Delve into Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan with close reading and evidence-based, text-dependent questions. Part of a unit series, this well-sequenced, Common Core designed instructional activity draws on material from the previous...
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Because of Winn-Dixie

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Readers analyze an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's novel Because of Winn-Dixie. They read silently, and then hear it read aloud. Definitions for underlined vocabulary words are in the margin, and other potentially difficult words are in...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Understanding Dialect

For Students 8th - 9th
Study language and dialect in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Nobody does it better than Mark Twain, and there's a reason why! As your eighth and ninth graders read the passage provided, they answer the analysis questions. 
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Reading Comprehension 4: Level 8

For Students 8th - 10th
Need a quick but comprehensive reading strategies exercise? Even your most reluctant readers will be engaged by the story of a nuclear reactor explosion at a top-secret Idaho base. After reading the short passage, learners answer nine...
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Reading Comprehension 6: Level 9

For Students 8th - 10th
Did you know that an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon dioxide as a car emits in 11,000 miles of driving? Such fun facts abound in a short reading comprehension passage detailing the benefits of parks and rooftop gardens. After...
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Analyzing Poetry

For Students 10th - 12th
Use this poetry analysis worksheet to help your learners understand a poem of their or your choosing. This resource asks class members to summarize the poem and analyze it by looking at voice, word choice, imagery, and theme. The...
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Lesson 2-Profiles in Courage: To Kill A Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Review one of the most memorable cases in the history of the United States. After reading To Kill A Mockingbird, young scholars read and select court transcripts and other primary source material from the Scottsboro Boys Trial of 1933....
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Monitor Understanding: Week 15

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Practice reading comprehension with the short reading passage "Grandpa's Whale." Then monitor readers' understanding by completing the four multiple choice questions.
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Poetry Introduction: Reading Strategy and Response

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze a poem. For this poetry analysis lesson students read a poem, analyze it, and write a response. They write about their own thoughts on the poem's meaning and any feelings they have about the poem.
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Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two...
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Deciphering the Document: Unlocking the Meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help your learners truly understand the Emancipation Proclamation by asking them the put it into their own words. After reading the document out loud to the class, and briefly discussing the legal language, split your class into small...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 9: Climax

For Teachers 6th Standards
Conduct a close reading of chapter 9 of The Cay. Read the chapter again and ask pupils to respond to a list of included text-dependent questions. Finish the class with the provided writing assignment, which asks learners to use textual...
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Close Reading

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read and study Hamlet. Then they are introduced to close reading as a means of understanding what is being read--not only understanding the printed word, but also the nuances and connotations of language as it is used by...
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Ask Questions: Mexican Jumping Beans

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read the passage, "Mexican Jumping Beans" and then ask questions about the text to help them answer the multiple choice questions.
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Context Clues I

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Use this interactive, online quiz to assess learners on their ability to find the meaning of an unknown word using context clues. This quiz is designed as a post-assessment, so you'll have to teach the skill of using context clues to...
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Making Connections

For Students 4th - 5th
In order to maximize reading comprehension levels, young readers must learn to make connections to the content. This worksheet applies to any reading and provides spaces for readers to document relevent personal experiences, prior...
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Sonnet Explication

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students analyze close readings of poems, looking up words in the dictionary, and discussing the major parts of dictionary definitions, including word origin and parts of speech. They examine sonnets, then compare/contrast their findings.
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The Man Booker Prize

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the text "The Man Booker Prize" and answer the 7 online reading comprehension questions about the Republic of Ireland's annual fictional novel award.
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Wole Soyinka

For Students 6th - 7th
In this Cloze reading worksheet, students read the text about Wole Soyinka and complete the missing text by finding the correct words for the 15 gaps, selecting from multiple choice suggestions. This worksheet is online and interactive.
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Cause/Effect

For Students 5th - 7th
In this cause and effect worksheet, students read the passages and questions and use the reading strategy of cause and effect to answer the 10 online questions.
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Context Clues that Define

For Students 6th - 7th
In this context clues worksheet, students read the sentences and passages and use context clues to find the correct answer for the 10 online questions.
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Symbols of Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify the basic symbols of the English language and identify written languages as sets of symbols. In this symbols lesson, students study a hieroglyphic message and pictures of other languages. Students try to interpret the...
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A Postcard from America by Robert Olen Butler

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars read "A Postcard from America" by Robert Olen Butler and complete comprehension activities for the text. In this close reading lesson, students view postcards and read the example text. Young scholars complete close...
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Fact and Opinion

For Students 4th - 5th
In this fact and opinion worksheet, students read the story 'The Eyes Have It' and answer the questions about fact and opinion within the story. Students answer 5 questions.