April Close Reading Texts


Do you need close reading lesson plans? Use these April activities for close reading! There are eight passages for close reading included!



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Want to include more close reading passages in your classroom? With these EASY TO USE close reading activities you totally can! They are a great way to get your students engaged with a deeper understanding of a passage. 

Close Reading Texts

Each passage is perfect for your readers to deepen their understanding of a text! These EIGHT close reading passages and examples are the perfect resources to add to your reading lesson. 

That’s not all, each text includes a READY TO PRINT lesson plan for the entire week, vocabulary lessons and resources, close reading anchor charts, and a complete teacher’s guide to help your students rock their close reading activities. I have also included bonus classroom management and partner resources to make this one amazing, NO-PREP resource! 

Not only do they come PRINT READY but you will also have instant access to digital options like Google Slides, Boom Cards, and Seesaw. You won’t have to worry about timely lesson planning because these close reading passages also include FIVE DAYS of NO-PREP lessons to help you guide your students through the text. You will have a breakdown of each day by the goal of the reading.

What Else Is Inside?

  • Four nonfiction texts in black and white and color
    • Frog Life Cycle 
    • Earth Day 
    • Recycling Bin 
    • Spring Plants 
  • Four fiction texts in black and white and color
    • Decorating Eggs 
    • Puddle Jumping 
    • Yard Work 
    • The Three R’s
  • Close reading lesson plans for EACH of the close reading texts. These are no-prep lessons. Just print and go!
  • Definitions and strategies for a close reading lesson plan.
  • Links to helpful videos with a close reading lesson in action. 
  • Product walkthrough to make sure you get the most out of your close reading lessons.
  • Close reading questions for comprehension.
  • Writing activities to extend the content from the close reading texts.
  • Partner organization and classroom management for an engaging close reading lesson.
  • Anchor chart for close reading annotation.

Want to learn how I used Close Reading Strategies in my first-grade classroom?

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