Close Reading Activities
Jessy Jenni Kemp
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Nonfiction Notes Graphic Organizer
FREE Nonfiction Notes Graphic Organizer: This graphic organizer can be used to organize information and to check for understanding as students read nonfiction books. The students will use the organizer to record the main idea, new words learned, text-to-self connections, questions they still have about the text, facts, and text features seen in the book.
5th Grade Read Alouds
I love reading Loser at the beginning of the year because it opens up a great conversation about being kind to each other and gives a strong anti-bullying message. My students think it's hilarious to read about all of Zinkoff's crazy adventures. I love that I can refer back to it all year long and remind students why it's important to say nice things and not hurt anyone's feelings.
A Literate Life - Anchor Charts
Poetry response anchor chart -- SO much potential here!! Could laminate it (on large, lined paper?) to pull out during whole class/small group time. Could make a 8x11 version for kids to follow along with during whole class/small group time or for individual time! Awesome!
Greek Mythology Research Assignment
In this free research assignment students research different gods, goddesses, creatures and humans from Greek Mythology. I had my students work individually at home and I had them pick names from a hat. You can have them work in groups and do it in class using laptops if you wish. Some of my students prepared PowerPoint presentations, some made posters and others just made a speech. The CCSS for grades 6-12 are included.
Titanic! Nonfiction Text Features & Comparing Multiple Accounts 4-8 NO PREP
Nonfiction Text Features Comparing Multiple Accounts Spice up your lessons with this Titanic Pack! Just like all of my other activity packs, these lessons are FUN, extremely high-interest, organized, RIGOROUS, and ready to teach today! Your students will: Construct an 11 page "book" in their interactive notebooks (or, there's a standalone version if you don't do notebooks) and then annotate/define all of the nonfiction text features. Click description for more info!