According to the Common Core State Standards, CCSS, close reading is a technique that helps students determine what a text says explicitly, make logical references from it, and cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the text. The close reading practice in this book helps students with this technique.
Each of the 40 short, fiction and nonfiction passages in this close reading collection includes comprehension questions that target critical reading skills by giving students the repeated practice they need to build comprehension mastery. Topics include: identifying main idea and details, using context clues, distinguishing between fact and opinion, and more. Reproducible. 48 pages.