Help students think critically to uncover layers of meaning within a text, deepen their comprehension and
collaborate with peers to produce emergent knowledge. Close Read Passages require multiple reads, each with
a targeted purpose supported by scaffolded questions for group discussion at four layers of depth. Close
Reading Packs help students build 21st century skills as they read related passages and collaborate on
answering an overarching Key Question.
Close reading requires students to analyze, evaluate, and think critically about a given text.
Close Read Passages help students practice close reading skills through multiple readings of the
text. The accompanying Close Read Question Guides offer scaffolded questions to help you guide
students in using close reading skills to find layers of meaning in a text. Some passages are also
connected to Leveled Books at a similar reading level, enabling you to create cross-textual
Close Reading Packs combine close reading skills with collaboration and communication skills to help
students answer a text-dependent Key Question, giving you a powerful tool to meet rigorous 21st
Student Response Sheet
Use the Teaching Tips to help lead discussion and address important skills such as comprehension, author’s craft, and critical thinking.
Guide student note-taking and teach re-reading skills and strategies to help students answer Key Questions and meet Common Core State Standards.
Close Read Questions & Question Guide
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