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Lessons and Units for Closer Reading, Grades 3-6

1st Edition

Ready-to-Go Resources and Planning Tools Galore

Nancy Boyles
eISBN-13: 9781483389882

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Every teacher who is struggling to make close reading a cohesive and coherent part of the curriculum, take notice: relief is in sight, thanks to Nancy Boyles’ Lessons and Units for Closer Reading


Here, Nancy redefines what it means to publish on demand with a resource that answers your most urgent questions around how to implement close reading within the literacy block. What’s more, she delivers all the goods: eight three-week units on close reading to immediately drop in to the curriculum and achieve that so-essential connectedness and coherence.


Want a year-long curriculum? You’ve got it. There are 32 lessons in all, based on readily available complex picture books and organized by eight learning pathways for approaching important themes in literature and information. You can get started right away, with the help of:

Short nonfiction articles to kick off each unit and get kids’ minds percolating
Assessment tasks, rubrics, planning templates, booklists, and more to make close reading instruction easy, efficient, and effective
Links to 20+ video segments showing close reading and follow-up lessons in action
Page-by-page text-dependent questions for every picture book
Student work providing exemplars for writing about reading
10 Planning Steps for developing new units of study


Nancy Boyle’s Closer Reading expertly delivered answers to the why and how of close reading.  Now, with this phenomenal sequel, you’re treated to her playbook. This is the one that will sit in your lap while you teach, each and every day.

Check out MiddleWeb′s review of Lessons and Units for Closer Reading here.


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ISBNs 9781483375670, 9781483375670, 9781483389868, 9781483375670, 9781483389882, 9781483389875, 9781483389868, 148338988X
Language English
Number of Pages 336
Edition 1st