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Reading Closely Unit (EZ to Digest Form)

Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan


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These reading closely lessons are redesigned so that lower level students can acquire and practice skills prescribed by the Common Core. The lessons focus on small sections of the skills sets needed to develop students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about United States education. All PPS are designed to meet Common Core State Standards. All files needed for this unit can be found on the following link:

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14 Reviews
Wonderful close reading unit! There is no question that by the end of the unit, every student has the ability to closely read and analyze a text for the rest of the year. Built in differentiation for low to high level readers. Thank you so much for sharing!
May 24, 2020
Thank you. This is one of the most thorough and thought through review I have received. I appreciate the feedback.
December 05, 2018
I actually like this resource. There are many powerpoints. I think a teacher would need to look through each one individually to identify which one specifically they can use. I like that you can print the pages for your students. I plan to use two and adapt some of the language. At first the lessons seem complex, but after looking through them, the ease of use is apparent.
Dawnetta Hayes
November 17, 2018
Jcrod, thank you for the kind words. I am pleased that my work is useful to you. I wish you well in your endeavors.
October 03, 2016
Will be using this for ALL of my classes including RTI. What a great resource. Before, our text books would present a story around a focus (e.g. Plot) and then the questions are seemingly unrelated. This has a set of questions that can be used over and over to build close reading skills and allows me to build Tier I and Tier II questions. Thank you!!!
October 03, 2016

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