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Benchmark Advance Close Reading Companions (Second Grade, Unit 6)


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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

✏️ See preview. Please note that by purchasing this file, you are only purchasing Unit 6 for second grade. If you would like to purchase units at a discount, consider purchasing the Units 1-10 Bundle. This is compatible with Benchmark Advance curriculum, not the Benchmark Literacy or Benchmark Workshop programs.

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Benchmark Advance Close Reading Companions (Second Grade, Unit 6)