Unit 1: Reading Closely for Textual Details
These English Language Arts /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.
To purchase an updated, expanded and revised version of the curriculum click here.
ORGANIZATION OF INSTRUCTION
Part 1. Understanding Close Reading: Students learn what it means to read a text closely by attending to and analyzing textual details. Students analyze visual-based texts.
Part 2. Questioning Texts: Students learn to use questions to guide their approach to, reading, and deeper analysis of texts. Students read and analyze informational texts.
Part 3. Analyzing Details: Students learn to analyze textual detail as a key to discovering meaning. Students read, analyze, and compare texts.
Part 4. Explaining Understanding: Students learn how to summarize and explain what they have learned from their reading, questioning, and analysis of texts. Students read and analyze three related texts.
Part 5. Discussing Ideas: Students learn the characteristics of an effective text-based discussion and demonstrate skills in leading and participating in one.
DOWNLOAD THE UNITS FOR EACH GRADE
Our curriculum is free. Choose a grade and download all the materials from our website.
Grade 6: “The wolf you feed”
Grade 7: “At the Pole”
Grade 8: “We had to learn English.”
Grades 9-10: “Brain Gain”
Grades 9-10: “Modern battlefield”
Grades 11-12: “Promised Land”
Grades 11-12: “Lay down all my joys”
Grade 12: “Life steps almost straight.”
Have you taught this unit? Please share some feedback with us.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.