FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Close Reading Companion: Tacky the Penguin”

by Tessa Maguire

1st – 3rd Grade

Close Reading pushes students beyond traditional reading comprehension activities, and into thinking not only what the text says, but also how it says it. This Close Reading Companion for Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester walks you through first, second, and third readings with your students. It includes questions for the second and third readings as you focus on the author’s craft and text structure, and into third readings as students go beyond the text to make connections and determine the text’s importance.

Each Close Reading Companion includes

•Questions for guided second and third readings

•Graphic organizers for first, second and third readings

•Written response pages

Note: This is my interpretation on close reading with these books. No part of the original text is reprinted in this product.

For more detailed information on how I do close reading, please see this post on my blog.

For other Close Reading resources, check out these other products:

★ Close Reading Graphic Organizers

★ Close Reading Companion: Patricia Polacco

★ Close Reading Companion: Christmas Edition

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