I am currently a 2nd grade teacher at a public school in Arkansas, with 7 years of teaching experience. I hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, and am certified for P-8. I also hold a P-12 certification in ESL. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. My teaching specialties are reading, science, and technology, although I love every subject. I am a computer programmer, and absolutely LOVE using the flipped classroom technique and new technology in my classroom.

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This nonfiction close reading activity is designed to teach students about the Dewey Decimal system while encouraging reading comprehension with tasks and repeated reading. This passage, directions, and questions are designed for students to read repeatedly, read with a partner, read looking for information, and then answer questions based on the text they have read.

The 10 questions that go with this passage span DOK levels 1-4, as well as a variety of Bloom's taxonomy levels. Students begin with simple questions which ask them basic reading comprehension questions, and lead into deeper understanding tasks.

This activity is perfect for a regular ELA session or for a substitute teacher, as the materials are print and go ready! It is designed specifically to encourage the type of reading and thinking necessary for PARCC, ACT Aspire, and STARR. Great test prep at your fingertips!

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Nonfiction Close Reading Activities Bundle

This Nonfiction Close Reading Activites Bundle contains ALL of the nonfiction close reading activities from my store. As new nonfiction close reading activities are added to my store, they will be added to this bundle. When new items are added, the price of this bundle will increase as well, although it will always be a discount over purchasing each close read individually. If you purchase this bundle now, all new updates with new close reads will be available to you, free, with a re-download from your My Resources page. The sooner you purchase the bundle, the better the price! Currently, the discount is at 16%. 9 close reading activities are currently included in this download, ready to print and go! These close reading activities have students focus first on reading the passage multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in ACT Aspire and PARCC testing, as well as on the SATs. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core and most state standards, and is best completed with short passages such as the ones provided here. Files currently included: *Bridges *Castles *Drones *Properties of Flight *American Constitution *Thermal Energy *Columbus Day *The History of Basketball *Dewey Decimal System



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