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.)
The Dashing Croaker
Central theme is Life Cycles. Includes a narrative in the first person voice, expository text on the life cycle of a frog, and a poem called Swamp Symphony.
The Story of Pluto
Central theme is Pluto getting kicked out of the Solar System. Includes a first person narrative (Pluto), an ode to himself, and expository text.
The Queen in King’s Clothing
Central theme is ancient Egypt during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. Includes expository text on the life of Queen Hatsepshut and her family, a first person account of life during her reign.
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.
Display, download, and print any of the 80 Close Reading Portfolios and accompanying Lesson Plan Books from our our website.
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