For more information about how I run close in reading in my 1st grade classroom, click HERE and you can read all about it!
A few days ago, I put the finishing touches on my Close Reading – Spring unit and I wanted to share a couple passages from the pack!
I am currently on February vacation – YAHOO – and quite honestly with the mounds and mounds of snow, it doesn’t feel like Spring is anywhere close. However, I know in some parts of the country the temps are rising, so I wanted to get this pack out sooner rather than later.
It has a few pages explaining how I do close reading in my classroom as well as a few generic close reading practice sheets that can be used on books/poems/passages of your choice. There are 5 non-fiction passages and 5 fiction passages, each with vocabulary and comprehension text-dependent questions.
The nonfiction passages include:
Thunder & Lightning
We use lots of circle, highlighting, and arrows to prove our thinking!
The fiction passages include:
Hippity, Hoppity – a story about a bunny that helps his frog friend overcome a fear
Rainy Day Fun – a story about a boy who grows restless after it has rained for 5 days in a row
Let’s Fly a Kite – a fantasy story about a boy and his magical secret
Check out my Bug Collection – a story about 2 girls who learn to love bugs and start a collection
Caterpillar & Bumblebee – a story about 2 insects who deal with caterpillar’s change into a butterfly
If you are interested in checking out my close reading packs, click below! Other seasons are in the works, included non-fiction only units and more 🙂