This fun freebie includes the poem, The Spider by Jane Taylor (1883) and a guiding question for the first, second, and third reads of the poem. Possible answers are also provided.
Check out my blog post that shows a step-by-step lesson using this poem!
You might also be interested in these Bats, Owls, and Spiders Paired Texts which include the poem of The Spider and the Fly, as well as nonfiction articles, with rigorous multiple choice questions and constructed response activities.
Want more information on how to implement close reading in your classroom?
You can check out these other blog posts:
Close Reading Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening
Stop Highlighting…Start Thinking!
Text Dependent Questions With Annotations
Text Dependent Questions, Part 2
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