Happy Holiday Close Reading Text

Happy Holiday Close Reading Text
One of my favorite things that I have created for my class is my close reading texts. I know that I've talked about them here are there, but here are the goals I had when I was creating these texts for my students.
Happy Holiday Close Reading Text
I wanted something short and high-interest. If I was going to ask my students to go back into the text multiple times, it had to be interesting! My students really enjoy these topics, and some of the discussions that we've had were pretty amazing!
Happy Holiday Close Reading Text
Related to that, I wanted purposeful follow-up activities that focused on specific skills. And any opportunity that I give my students to write on the text and use highlighters is well-received!
Differentiated levels of Happy Holiday Close Reading Text
I wanted all of my students to get the same information, and I didn't want it to be obvious that students were reading different levels. I discreetly marked the texts with different symbols that they didn't really notice. I also made the follow-up activities work with all of the levels.
As part of this collaboration, I'm giving you one topic from my December set of texts. {Click here} to sign up for my mailing list and gain access to the Happy Holidays text that discusses Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

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Happy Holiday Close Reading Text - free sample


1 comment

  1. I'm a huge fan of close reading, and I used yours long before we even met. LOL! Thanks for joining in on the hop, Diane!

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