Close Reading Portfolio
Make Close Reading a Snap!
That’s right. We developed our Close Reading Portfolios to make it easy to teach the skills and strategies students need to deeply understand and critically analyze challenging text. We do that with 80 close reading portfolios ranging from Lexile 500-1170.
Each portfolio contains 8-10 passages with the accompanying close reading lessons.
That’s up to 800 close reading lessons designed to save you time and get RESULTS!
Available in both print and digital.
Lesson Plan Book
The heart of our Close Reading Portfolios is a simple Five-Step Lesson Protocol. It is highly predictable and brain-friendly making it easy-to-use for both teachers and students. It includes multiple readings, text dependent questions, and sample student annotations, responses, and answers.
The Five-Step Lesson Protocol contains over 20 essential vocabulary, comprehension, and ELD skills and strategies that students learn and apply in the act of reading challenging text – when they need it the most.
Icons represent the standards addressed in the Close Reading Portfolios.
Each lesson is aligned to the College and Career Ready Standards and was developed specifically for students to “read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.” (from the College and Career Reading Anchor Standard 10.)
Consumables are available for students to annotate following the Five-Step Lesson Protocol.
Portfolios include writing and vocabulary graphic organizers, a reading fluency chart, a book check assessment with additional text dependent questions requiring short constructed responses, and scoring rubric.