These Close Reading Companions are a way for students to make the connection between the reading strategy/skill taught in your Benchmark Advance minilessons to how the strategy may look in the form of a test question. Each page includes a graphic organizer and an “Apply It!” test question. These can be used during whole group lessons or as a center activity. Print individually or give to students as a booklet at the start of your unit.
Included in This File:
- Student checklist page
- Companion pages (one for each close reading lesson) that relates to the guided practice portion of the lesson
- Answer Key page for Apply It! questions
- Digital Google Slides version of all of the above
Each Close Reading Companion Page has:
- The reading strategy/skill in the upper right corner
- The reading standards listed under the strategy/skill
- A “Close Reading Purpose” that is consistent with the TRS
- A chart, organizer, map, or some student response section
- “Apply It!” test question that applies the strategy in the form of a question
- The unit, week, and lesson number in the bottom left corner
Which Editions of Benchmark Advance Does this Align to?
- California Edition
- National Edition (©2017-2020)
- 2021/2022 Edition
- Florida Edition
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Susan Weckwerth (verified owner) –
The graphic organizers made it easier for the students to grapple with the text. The questions at the bottom of each page helped prepare the kids for standardized tests in smaller, more manageable chunks.
Vickie Kuchinsky (verified owner) –
The 1st year, I used the BA resources and then came across this bundle. This are so much more student friendly and easy to use for literacy centers.