Close Reading

Packs and Passages for Teaching 21st Century Skills

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.

Science Investigations

Help students dig deeper into science content with Investigation Packs from Science A-Z. Students practice close reading and work in groups to answer text-dependent questions.