Grade Five Social Studies Close Reading

Common Core Close Reading Exemplar for English Language Arts and Social Studies

 

Grade Five: The Role and Responsibility of Citizens and Government in a Representative Democracy
Close reading is an instructional strategy that can be used to help students go deeply into text to seek out information, acquire key concepts, and employ strategies, automatically and invisibly as independent readers. The Common Core State Standards initiative encourages students to take several passes of text to read and reread passages closely and interact with text through a series of questions, discussions, and writing activities. It also calls for close reading of primary sources. Read More

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Utilizing Close Reading to Prepare Students for College, Career & CitizenshipUtilizing Close Reading to Prepare Students for College, Career & Citizenship
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Step 1 Teacher Establishes the PurposeStep 1 Teacher Establishes the Purpose
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Step 2 Students Read IndependentlyStep 2 Students Read Independently
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Step 3 Student Pair ShareStep 3 Student Pair Share
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Step 4 Think AloudStep 4 Think Aloud
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Step 5 Students ParaphraseStep 5 Students Paraphrase
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Step 6a Text Dependent QuestionsStep 6a Text Dependent Questions
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Step 6b Students RespondStep 6b Students Respond
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Step 7 Students Expository Writing Student SharingStep 7 Students Expository Writing Student Sharing
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Application 1 Speaking and ListeningApplication 1 Speaking and Listening
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Application 2 Conduct ResearchApplication 2 Conduct Research
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Application 2a Interview AdultsApplication 2a Interview Adults
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Application 3 Student Bill of RightsApplication 3 Student Bill of Rights
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Application 3a Students Publish WritingApplication 3a Students Publish Writing
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Application 4a Write Informative TextApplication 4a Write Informative Text
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Application 4b Opinion Writing and Peer ReviewApplication 4b Opinion Writing and Peer Review
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Application 5 Formal PresentationApplication 5 Formal Presentation
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UDL Student DialogueUDL Student Dialogue
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Supplement 1Supplement 1
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Supplement 2Supplement 2
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