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Essential Mini Lessons - Set 20 - Close Reading - Text Treasure Hunt

Essential Mini Lessons - Set 20 - Close Reading - Text Treasure Hunt


See a video peek here.

Note: This set is now available in a discounted bundle of sets 11-20, available here.


In this set of ten editable mini lessons students ANNOTATE SHORT TEXT EXCERPTS to identify parts of speech - language devices - sentence structures - ideas - perspectives and purpose - ending by making their own literary judgements - EVALUATING. This recaps key reading skills covered in previous sets of this series, but there is nothing here that you probably haven't already covered in your own close reading lessons.  ⚡Now's your chance to see what your students can do!

Activities are differentiated, and scaffold students to push from simple identification of techniques through to thinking about effects and evaluating.  Note:  This set includes a 6-page student handout on key things to look for in any text.  They could complete it before, during or after working through this set of activities.

Present, share online or print - all bases are covered!  Answers are included, as is a bit of 'glitter' to add a touch of fun to end on a high note!


This is set 20 of 20 from my ❤️ Essential Mini Lessons Series ❤️

Every set is editable and differentiated. Yay!  See previews of every set HERE!

This resource pack includes 4 formats for multiple teaching scenarios
PRESENTATION SLIDES - Students complete the activity that suits their ability level, then you can click to the next slide for answers. Finish that day's learning point by clicking to a third slide which gives a couple of minutes of fun - often English/ELA related. (Perfect for targeted teaching or lesson starters.)

PRINTABLE HANDOUTS of the activity and answer slides. Perfect if you don't have a big screen, for homework or to have at the ready for relief/sub-lessons. Slides are crammed onto pages for the budget-restricted teacher!

A DIGITAL ACTIVITY VERSION - Share online with students who choose their level, then type answers into the spaces provided. Answers are provided in a separate file to send out to students later. Perfect for homework, class work or sub-lessons.

PRINTABLE TASK CARDS - Keep answer cards separate, making them available later for students to self/peer mark. (Perfect for sub-lessons or early finishers.)


NOT SURE?  Try a free sampler.



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  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    Please don't share this set - even within your department.  This is for you and you ONLY.  ;)

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