Close Reading with Paired Texts

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Close Reading with Paired Texts

by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski

Prepare students for college and career readiness with this content-packed resource. This resource, authored by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, features close-reading strategies, reciprocal teaching, paired fiction and nonfiction texts, text sets, text-dependent questions, and connections to the Daily Five, to enable educators to incorporate different learning opportunities into instruction to help build essential comprehension skills. This book includes 12 units across the four content areas of Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Each unit incorporates the following:

  • Paired fiction and nonfiction text passages that deal with the same content.
  • Text-dependent activities that students complete after reading.
  • Comparing and contrasting of the fiction and nonfiction text passages.
  • Hands-on activities to pull together all of the ideas from a week's worth of work.
  • Differentiation strategies and assessment options to tailor to multiple intelligences and monitor students' progress.

Available for Grade Levels K-5, 128 pages. Now available for Secondary Level (Grades 6-8)!


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