Close Reading Lesson Plan of Faithful Elephants (Grades 4–5)


Close reading is when a reader analyzes the details of a text in order to interpret the passage and develop a deeper understanding of it. Download this Close Reading Lesson Plan to help students develop a deeper understanding of the text Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People & War by Yukio Tsuchiya.

To provide clear expectations, this four-day lesson uses the instructional model: “I do” (the teacher provides explicit instruction and/or modeling), “We do” (the teacher and the students practice together), and “You do”’ (the students independently practice the skill).


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