Fall Close Reading Activities and Comprehension Passages: Pumpkins
These fall close reading activities and passages are the perfect tools to help students practice close reading skills for Halloween. This week-long lesson on How Pumpkins Float in Water follows a close reading model and includes a teacher guide and notes to make teaching the lesson easy!
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These fall close reading activities and passages are the perfect tools to help students practice close reading skills, and excite them for Halloween. This week-long lesson on follows a close reading model and includes a teacher guide and notes to make teaching the lesson easy! Students will be required to use close reading skills to practice making logical inferences, citing textual evidence, and drawing conclusions from the text.
! Easily differentiate instruction with the leveled reading passages for grades 3-5. Includes everything you need to teach a week-long close reading lesson.
⭐A digital Google Classroom option is included! (Google Slides™)
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Fall Close Reading Lesson:
Pumpkin Splash! Do pumpkins really float?
This high-interest and engaging topic will captivate the interest of students!
Close Reading Step-by-Step instructions (for teacher and students):
#1 First Reading: Determine what the text says.
#2 Second Reading: Determine how the text says it.
#3 Third Reading: Determine what the text means.
#4 Written Comprehension: Write and Respond
Fall Close Reading Activities and Passages Include:
- Implementation Guide (Steps to Close Reading)
- Teacher Guide and Notes
- Classroom Posters
- Mark It Up! Annotation Cards
- 2 Differentiated Reading Passages
- Text-Dependent Questions
- Vocabulary Practice
- Written Response
- Close Reading Graphic Organizers
Easily Differentiate Instruction!
These close reading comprehension passages are written at 2 different levels to allow for differentiation during instruction. The content of the 2 passages is the same, but the reading levels are different. Questions about the content are the same. This makes it easy for you to provide students with the same questions and activity sheets while also allowing students to practice close reading skills on their reading level.
Includes All Answer Keys!
⭐Note: Special symbols denote difficulty levels in the bottom left corner of each leveled reading passage.
This resource is aligns to the anchor standard that refers to reading text closely:
ELA Reading Standard 1: “Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it, cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.”