Close Reading

Packs and Passages for Teaching 21st Century Skills

Close Reading promotes careful analysis of text while building the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. With Close Reading Packs, students consider a Key Question as they read passages on a common topic, and then participate in small-group and whole-class discussions. With Close Read Passages, students are guided through repeated readings of a single passage using strategic discussion and questioning at four layers of depth, from surface level to a deeper understanding of the text.

Science Investigations

Help students dig deeper into science content with Investigation Packs from Science A-Z. Students practice close reading and work in groups to answer text-dependent questions.