Using Paired Novels to Build Close Reading Skills Gr. 4-5
Grades: 4 - 5
Conduct an in-depth comparison of two awardwinning, contemporary novels. Prompt students to think critically, analyze deeply, and cite extensively from texts. Examine how two authors approach literary elements such and Characterization, Plot, Setting and Genre, Theme, and Craft and Structure. Also included are activities for the individual novels. This is an excellent resource for modeling and mastering close reading!
Reproducible, 96 pages each