Informational Passages for Text Marking & Close Reading

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Informational Passages for Text Marking & Close Reading

20 Reproducible Passages With Text-Marking Activities That Guide Students to Read Strategically for Deep Comprehension

by Marcia Miller & Martin Lee

If students are to meet today's higher standards, teachers must deliver literacy instruction that focuses on the close reading of complex texts. These informational text passages are organized around high-interest topics connected to the curriculum and to key comprehension skills. The passages are specially formatted to promote close reading and provide practice with text marking, a proven tool for building comprehension. Prompts help students learn to identify main idea and details, cause and effect, and problem and solution; sequence events; compare and contrast; and distinguish facts from opinion.

Available for Grades 1-5, 64 pages

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