New Year’s Informational Close Reading and Writing Activity Pack

New Year Reading and Writing Activity Pack is a Common Core connected bundle of informational text and activities for close reading and writing. In this learning filled bundle you get:

  • An informational text about how New Year’s is celebrated in nine countries around the world.
  • Follow-up writing activities, scaffolded for independence and success for all learners. Writing paper included.
  • A fun crossword puzzle to drive students to repeated reading of the text, answer key included.
  • A mapping activity.

**BONUS: This packet includes my page ‘Dig Into’ close reading lesson and graphic organizer. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.

‘Dig Into’ can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.