Close Reading

Close Reading promotes careful analysis of text while building the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. With the Close Read Passages, students read a short, engaging text multiple times. Each read has a defined purpose supported by text-dependent questions that can be answered through discussion. In the Close Reading Packs, students contemplate a Key Question as they read passages on a common topic, and then participate in small-group and whole-class discussions.

Science Investigations

Help students dig deeper into science content with Investigation Packs from Science A–Z. Students practice close reading and working in groups while answering text-dependent questions.