Monday, October 13, 2014

Close Reads

It's time for Monday Made it with 4th Grade Frolics!

I wish I had something a bit more "crafty" to share.  The truth is, making these close reading products have consumed my life for the past month.
I worked really hard on this Close Reading: Fall product.
Leaves, pumpkins, squirrels, bats, turkeys, Pilgrims, Halloween, and Thanksgiving are all featured in this product with reading passages on each, as well as Thinking maps (webs)
vocabulary word cards, vocabulary picture cards,vocabulary definition cards
read and respond pages, written response pages, true/false, compare/contrast
 open response questioning (why do you think?...)word hunt (how many words can you make with the word Halloween),reflection pages (use your background knowledge and what you have learned from the text-why do you think?.....),
 identifying key details in text (highlight the part of the texts that tells...),
 fill in the blank vocabulary, authentic photographs for each topic, a description of what close reading is, and a
description of how I implement close reading in my classroom.

I also uploaded:

Topic included in the winter close read are: snow, blizzard, snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, Martin Luther King Jr, President's Day, New Year's Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day.



  1. You have the BEST close reading packs! I look forward to these!

    1. Thank you so much! How sweet of you to say. You made my day!

  2. You have been consumed. We have been creating close readings for Kindergarten for the past year. It is not easy to do when they have limited skills. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Wow! I can imagine that would be hard to create close reads for kindergarten. Times sure have changed since I was in kindergarten!

  3. These look great! They are on my wish list. I did notice a mistake in the first line of the first preview though. You might want to check it out. It is so hard to find your own mistakes. I check and recheck my work and still find mistakes months later. If you ever need someone to swap products with for proofreading, I am looking for a partner to proofread my stuff.


    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thank you so much! I would love a proofreader. Would you email me at I'm not seeing the error. Do you mind telling me which product and what the title of the page is that you see the error and I will fix it right away. Thanks again! -Julie