Rainbow was responsible for the ideation of the program structure, components, packet topics, scope and sequence skills chart, and the prototype and template creation. During live development our team was responsible for all content development, design, production through final file delivery, art creation and image tracking, alignment and correlation to CCSS, and complete project management.
Close Reading Packs promote careful analysis of text through critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Students contemplate a Key Question as they read leveled passages on a common topic. Reading is followed by small-group and whole-class discussions. A Connecting Passage links the topic together and students apply knowledge gained from reading closely and discussing the passages.
Teacher resources include Teaching Tips for each packet to help facilitate close reading and discussion. Other components include student response sheets, projectables, and role sheets.
The packets include Informational and Literary Text topics that are science and social studies based. Close Reading Packs provide complete coverage of Common Core State Standards for Informational Text Reading and Literature.