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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Brianna Briegel (verified owner) –
I am SO excited to utilize this resource within my classroom! This is going to make reading lessons much more interactive and fun!
carrie1368 (verified owner) –
Great way to guide close reading lessons. Students were engaged and focused on activities. Helps the flow of lessons and connections to standards.
Michelle Pollard (verified owner) –
The CRC’s were a life saver in 5th grade during my first year of teaching BA! They help me focus on the learning target and help students stay organized. I can’t wait to utilize this with my new second graders this year.