Close Reading with Text-Dependent Questions Grade 3
Provide students with the skills they need to thoughtfully and critically analyze text. The resource includes 22 short, complex, high-interest reading passages that students are guided to read, summarize, reread, annotate, and discuss. Text-dependent questions prompt students to examine the passage’s meaning, purpose, vocabulary, and structure and to use textual evidence to support their conclusions. The final two units include peer-led tasks in which group members are assigned roles and work together to analyze the texts. 96 pages.
Truly effective reading comprehension develops as students actually interact with the text. Text-Dependent Questions (TDQs) develop crucial skills and engage with multi-genre, high-interest, and complex reading material. It is hard to overvalue the skill of literary analysis, since we read to learn! For each passage, students use higher level thinking skills to extract and apply content. The workbook’s first section, built of 20, 4-page units, directs students to read a text, then complete tasks such as summarizing, annotating, and defining words. Then, complete TDQs to gather information. Lastly, readers respond to and analyze the author’s writing. Units end with a “Learn More” prompt: an online extension activity. The second section provides 2 units with longer reading passages and small group activities (easily assigned to a single student). Specific Lexile levels are available on the Teacher Created Resources’ Website. Answers and CC standards are also included. Perforated pages are reproducible for single classroom only, 96 pgs,