Express Yourself Lesson Seed 6 Close Reading

This Express Yourself Lesson Seed 6 Close Reading activity & project also includes:

Look back at the third chapter of The Cay with your class. Pupils will conduct a close reading, taking a second look at a chunk of text and responding to a series of text-dependent questions. Wrap up with an analytical writing prompt about Phillip's relationship with his parents.

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  • Provides a list of text-dependent questions
  • Includes a sample graphic organizer that can be used to adapt the writing assignment

  • Depending on how formal you wish your pupils' writing to be, more scaffolding might be necessary for the writing portion of the plan
  • Answers to the questions are not provided