Easter Reading Activities: Jelly Beans Close Reading
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This Easter reading activity with close reading passages about the making of jelly beans is the perfect tool to help students practice close reading skills during the month of April. 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.
These differentiated informational text passages about making jelly beans will engage students and spark interest! Through reading comprehension and close reading skills, students will learn about the process of making jelly beans and the history behind this sugary treat! This resource is perfect for the week before or after Easter!
Easily differentiate instruction with the leveled reading passages for grades 3-5. Includes everything you need to teach a week-long close reading lesson PRINT or DIGITAL.
What’s Included in this Resource:
- Teacher Close Reading Guide
- 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
- Teacher Answer Keys
⭐A digital Google Classroom option is included! (Google Slides™)
Close Reading Topics:
Making Jelly Beans: The Science Behind This Sugary Snack
This high-interest and engaging Easter reading activity will captivate students’ interest!
Follow the close reading model with instructions for teachers and students:
- First Reading: Determine what the text says.
- Second Reading: Determine how the text says it.
- Third Reading: Determine what the text means.
- Written Comprehension: Write and Respond
Easily Differentiate Instruction!
These Easter reading comprehension passages are written at 2 different levels to allow for differentiation during instruction. Specifically, the content of the 2 passages is the same, but the reading levels are different. Questions about the content are the same. Luckily, this makes it easy for you to provide students with the same questions and activity sheets while allowing students to practice close reading skills on their reading level.
⭐Each reading passage has special symbols at the bottom left corner to denote difficulty levels.
This resource aligns with 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.”
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