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Grade 12 ELA: Reading Closely Unit

This unit develops students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about human nature.

The unit components are divided into separate PDFs for ease of use. There are two options for downloading the unit files.

Option 1: Zip file containing ALL unit components pre-organized into folders.

Grades 11-12 ELA: Reading Closely Unit - Lay Down All My Joys

This unit develops students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about the Civil War.

The unit components are divided into separate PDFs for ease of use. There are two options for downloading the unit files.

Option 1: Zip file containing ALL unit components pre-organized into folders.

Reading Closely CCSS Unit – Zip File of All Documents

Grades 11-12 ELA: Reading Closely Unit - Promised Land

This unit develops students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about the separation of religion and government in the United States.

The unit components are divided into separate PDFs for ease of use. There are two options for downloading the unit files.

Option 1: Zip file containing ALL unit components pre-organized into folders.

Grade 8 ELA - Reading Closely Unit

This unit develops students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about immigration through Ellis Island.

The unit components are divided into separate PDFs for ease of use. There are two options for downloading the unit files.

Option 1: Zip file containing ALL unit components pre-organized into folders.

Reading Closely CCSS Unit – Zip File of All Documents

Grades 9-10 ELA - Reading Closely Unit

This unit develops students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about United States education.

The unit components are divided into separate PDFs for ease of use. There are two options for downloading the unit files.

Option 1: Zip file containing ALL unit components pre-organized into folders.

Reading Closely CCSS Unit – Zip File of All Documents

Grade 6 ELA - Reading Closely Unit

This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about human nature.

The unit components are divided into separate PDFs for ease of use. There are two options for downloading the unit files.

Option 1: Zip file containing ALL unit components pre-organized into folders.

Reading Closely CCSS Unit – Zip File of All Documents

Grade 7 ELA - Reading Closely Unit

This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about human nature.

The unit components are divided into separate PDFs for ease of use. There are two options for downloading the unit files.

Option 1: Zip file containing ALL unit components pre-organized into folders.

Reading Closely CCSS Unit – Zip File of All Documents

Common Core Instruction: Making a Claim Using Two Texts with Similar Themes

Grade 5 ELA Common Core Instruction: Making a claim using two texts with similar themes

Reading Closely for Textual Details Units – CCSS ELA / Literacy – Grades 6-12

Reading Closely for Textual Details ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: Reading complex texts closely to analyze textual details and deepen understanding.

These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Program.


Reading Closely for Textual Details Units – CCSS ELA / Literacy

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