Thursday, December 11, 2014

Twelve Days of Giveaways - Day 9

Hello from Melissa of Common Core & So Much More!  I'm so happy and excited to be able to offer another freebie for you!


You can download my January Weekly Close Readings HERE FOR FREE today only.  If you happen to come across this post at a later day, you can find it in my TPT STORE HERE.  This product contains 4 original themed reading passages (2 fiction, 2 nonfiction) related to the month of January.  I figured I'd offer you January instead of December so you have the opportunity to make copies and plan for when you arrive back from your winter break.

Each passage contains 5 days of comprehension activities and graphic organizers that use text dependent questioning to encourage high-level thinking in your students.  Each passage also contains symbols to use for marking the text to encourage active reading.  A page is included at the beginning of the document to align each activity with Common Core standards for third and fourth grade. Below is a list of the reading passages, Lexile level, and reading strategies each passage covers.

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS (Lexile 660)
Analyzing Character traits
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Text Dependent Comprehension Questions
Characters and Setting
Central Message

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (Lexile 760)
Non-Fiction Note Taking
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Text Dependent Comprehension Questions
3-2-1 Graphic Organizer
Making Connections

SNOW DAY! (Lexile 820)
Visualization
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Text Dependent Comprehension Questions
Sequencing
Summarizing

THE BEGINNINGS OF BRAILLE (Lexile 840)
Asking Questions Before Reading
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Text Dependent Comprehension Questions
Factions and Opinions
Pictures with Captions

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for the chance to win one of two $125 Target gift cards!  Also, remember to stop by tomorrow to grab another freebie!