Close Reading With Paired Texts Secondary
Engage students in complex literary strategies as they dive into exploring rich pairs of fiction and nonfiction texts. Authored by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource includes 12 units across the four content areas of language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Each unit incorporates close reading, paired fiction and nonfiction text passages, text-dependent questions, comparing and contrasting text, and hands-on activities to unify each week's worth of lessons. Differentiation and reciprocal teaching strategies and assessment options are also included within each unit to tailor to multiple intelligences and monitor students' progress. Aligned to McREL and Common Core State Standards, this essential resource prepares middle school students for college and career.
This close reading practice is designed to strengthen reading comprehension skills. Age-appropriate, paired texts are pulled from four subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies (three units in each subject). Non-fiction and fiction texts are paired to provide opportunities to gain proficiency in a range of text types while drawing connections between the two. Students compare & contrast, reread for accuracy and personally select activities to complete. Books provide teachers with at-a-glance type lesson plan overviews and model close reading through Think Alouds. Appendices contain cited references, standards, implementing lesson tips, strategies, assessment options and a few student reproducibles (close reading bookmarks, etc.). 128 pp, sc. ~ Ruth