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Close Reading Packs Tips

Engaging Passages Teach 21st Century Skills

Build important 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, with our Close Reading Packs. Focusing on a Key Question, each student in a group reads a short fiction or nonfiction passage on a shared topic. Small-group and whole-class discussions help students begin to answer the Key Question. Finally, all students read a Connecting Passage meant to guide them when applying their close reading and communication skills.

Science Investigations

Help students dig deeper into science content with Investigation Packs from Science A–Z. Students practice close reading and working in groups while answering text-dependent questions.