Lessons and Units for Closer Reading, Grades 3-6

Ready-to-Go Resources and Planning Tools Galore

by Nancy N. Boyles

Series: Corwin Literacy

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ISBNs
  • 9781483375670
  • 9781483389868
  • 9781483389875

Ready-to-go units to ramp up close reading

Want a yearlong close reading curriculum to insert in your literacy block? You’ve got it. Nancy Boyles’ Lessons & Units for Closer Reading features 32 lessons, based on readily available complex picture books and organized by eight learning pathways for approaching literature and information. Get started right away, with the help of:

  • Short nonfiction articles to kick off each unit
  • Assessment tasks, rubrics, planning templates, and more
  • Links to 20+ instructional video segments
  • Page-by-page text-dependent questions for every book

With Closer Reading, Nancy expertly delivered answers to the why and how of close reading. Now, with this phenomenal sequel, you’re treated to her playbook.


  • SAGE Publications; January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781483389868
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Lessons and Units for Closer Reading, Grades 3-6
  • Series: Corwin Literacy
  • Author: Nancy N. Boyles
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483375670
  • 9781483389868
  • 9781483389875

In The Press

“In her new book, Lessons and Units for Closer Reading, Nancy Boyles offers teachers what they ask for and need the most—practical, useable strategies and examples in the form of actual close reading lessons—32 to be exact—along with 23 videos accessible through QR codes that show how to implement these close reading lessons and related strategies. What a treasure trove of modeling and guidance for teachers! As a former elementary educator myself, how I wish I had had this powerful resource to help me become a better teacher of reading.”