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Close Reading

Resources to teach Close Reading and 21st Century Skills

To meet today’s rigorous standards, students need to be able to think critically to uncover the layers of meaning within a text and deepen their comprehension. The engaging Close Read Passages require multiple reads, each with a specific purpose supported by meaningful text-dependent questions that promote discussion. The Close Reading Packs allow students to build important 21st century skills as they read related passages and collaborate to communicate their answer to 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 working in groups while answering text-dependent questions.