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Close Reading Small Group Kit: Informational Text, Grade 4

Tackle complex text with a hands-on reading experience

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Item IN91314 | Grade 4
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Develop critical, analytical readers through a teacher-led, interactive, close reading experience in a small group setting! Our Close Reading Small Group Kits include the tools teachers need to model close reading strategies and deep thinking along with the texts and hands-on resources students need to develop a repeatable close reading routine.

  • Rich model texts keep students engaged during multiple reads
  • Enrichment and remediation options support differentiation
  • Teacher-developed materials and preselected texts reduce prep time

Developed with Jennifer Findley. Jennifer is a teacher, mother, and blogger. Jennifer believes that with the right resources, mindset, and strategies, all students can achieve at high levels and learn to love learning.

Topics Covered
  • Inferences
  • Main Idea
  • Informational Text
  • Unknown Words and Phrases
  • Text Structure
  • Multiple Accounts
  • Visual Elements
  • Reasons and Evidence
  • Integrating Information
  • Read and Comprehend Information


Teacher Guide

Teacher’s Guide - This 36-page guide helps you along the way! Each lesson plan includes: objectives, vocabulary words, model text, blackline masters, and suggestions for how to differentiate instruction.

Model Text Easel

Model Text Easel - Turn your small group instruction into an interactive experience. The 11” x 17” easel mirrors the students’ text. The dry erase surface allows you to annotate along with the group discussion.

Close Reading Poster

Close Reading Poster - Hang this poster in your classroom to reinforce the concept of close reading, annotating, and color coding. It also serves as a constant reminder for students to always analyze the text they are reading.

Annotation Materials

Annotation Materials - Included are 6 student Annotation Kits and teacher annotation markers. Each student Annotation Kit includes color-coded annotation tools, a focus prompt wheel, and bookmark.


Close Reading Small Group Kits: Informational Text, Grade 4 View Sample Lesson


  • 1 Model text easel
  • 1 Teacher’s guide
  • 6 Student annotation kits
    Each kit includes 3 Highlighters (pink, green, blue), 3 Colored pencils (pink, green, blue), 3 Sticky flags (pink, green, blue), Reading focus prompt wheel, Close Reading bookmark

Area of Focus: Grade
Subject4th Grade(Grade)
Product Type4th Grade(Grade)
Item #IN91314