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Close Reading Small Group Kit: Literature & Poetry, Grade 5

Tackle complex text with a hands-on reading experience

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
  • Theme
  • Responding to Challenges
  • Comparing and Contrasting Story Elements
  • Unknown Words or Phrases
  • Poetry, Prose, and Drama
  • Point of View
  • Visual Elements
  • Comparing Stories
  • Read and Comprehend
  • Poetry


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: Literature & Poetry, Grade 5 View Sample Lesson

What’s Included:

  • 1 Model Text Easel
  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 6 Student Annotation Kits
    • 3 Highlighters (pink, green, blue)
    • 3 Colored pencils (pink, green, blue)
    • 3 Sticky flags (pink, green, blue)
    • Reading focus prompt wheel
    • Close Reading bookmark
CHOKING HAZARD! Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Grade Level 5
Item # 91325
Availability Yes
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