Classroom Freebies

Scorpions! A Close Read Mini Unit

Are you a fan of close reading?  It is my favorite thing to teach!  I just love helping my little readers feel in control of their own learning.  I have found, to keep my students engaged and excited about reading I need to constantly "change up" the texts.  My students loved the freebie I have for you today! My boys especially, read and reread this informational text on scorpions.  They loved the idea of learning more with each read and "digging deeper" into the text.  They enthusiastically answered text dependent questions and writing prompts.


This freebie contains three versions of the scorpion article with varying levels of text and vocabulary complexity.  This is the perfect way to differentiate for your students!  Every student will be reading the same basic facts and information on their individual reading level.  The writing prompts, text dependent questions, and graphic organizers that are included work for all three versions of the article. 


 
This freebie is perfect for increasing exposure to rigorous texts, whole group instruction, small group instruction, homework, individual reading and responding and much more!I hope your students love this Scorpions Differentiated Close Read Mini Unit as much as mine did!