Connecticut Dream Team created English Language Arts & Content Literacy Close Reading Plans

Materials for Grades K-5

K-1Acorn to Oak Tree
1Peter's Chair
2Owl Moon
2The Raft
2How a Seed Grows
2A Bad Kangaroo
2One Tiny Turtle
2Who Would Win? Whale vs. Giant Squid
2The Empty Pot
3Ruby's Shoes
3Super Smog in China
3Owl Moon
3-4Stuart Little
4A Sudden Slice of Summer
4When Marian Sang
4The Cloud: A Folktale
5On the Deporting of her friend, Marta, from Hungary
5Paul Revere's Ride
5Tuck Everlasting
5Queen of the Falls
5Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
5Richard Wright and the Library Card
5George vs. George

Materials for Grades 6-8

6On Indian Removal
6The Ideal Physician
6Thank You, Ma'am
6Not-So-Loony Toons
6Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West
6The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic
6-8Earth's Composition
7A Jury of Her Peers
8The Lottery
8Do Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom?
8Farewell to Manzanar
8Identical Twins' Genes Are Not Identical

Materials for Grades 9-12

9-10The Bet
9-10Lord of the Flies
9-10The Stone Boy
9-10Cold House, Hot House, Green House
9-10The Scarlet Ibis
9-10Searching for Summer
9-10Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
9-10Lizards Undergo Rapid Evolution After Introduction to a New Home
9-10The Man in the Water
11-123-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution