Close Read Exemplars

These were used as part of the Core Task Project, from 2011 through 2015. They were vetted both locally and nationally as teachers moved their instruction closer to the expectation of the Common Core.

PreK-1No, David!Narrativehere
3Because of Winn DixieNarrativehere
3Fidgety PhillipPoetryhere
4Lou Gehrig Farewell SpeechDramahere
4Plastic OceansInformationalhere
5Casey at the BatPoetryhere
5The President’s MessageProsehere
6Making of a ScientistInformationalhere
6The Great FireInformationalhere
6Freedman’s The Voice that Challenged a NationInformationalhere
7The Glorious WhitewashingNarrativehere
8The Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglasProsehere
8The Long Night of the Little BoatsInformationalhere
11-12Living Like WeaselsInformationalhere