20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Reading Comprehension Passage- Digital Resources & pdfs for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade Homeschoolers and Special Education.
>> December Freedoms
>> All About Penguins
>> Polar Bears
>> The History of Gingerbread
>> The Gingerbread Man
>> All About Snowflakes
>> All About Snowmen
>> Snowman Teamwork
>> Santa Claus
>> Christmas Tradition
>> Happy Holidays
>> A Letter to Santa
>> Reindeer Crossing
>> Oh, Christmas Tree
>> All About Elves
>> All About Antarctica
>> The North Pole and the Arctic Circle
>> Pearl Harbor
>> Happy New Year!
*** 3 pages of questions per passage (4-6 questions on each page)
* 1st Question Page: Key Ideas and Details (Addresses RI.1, RI.2, RI.3)
* 2nd Question Page: Craft and Structure (Addresses RI.4, RI.5, RI.6)
* 3rd Question Page: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Addresses RI.7, RI.8)
—- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)
*** Full Answer Key for ALL three question pages.
Save Ink! One page is used for each of the three question pages. Included with the answer key are the text based questions.
Provided for those who are not using all of the student question sheets.
*** 2 Graphic Organizers per passage for Key Ideas and Details
—- (One page for paragraph focus! Ensure students get the gist.)
—- One “Fill-In” Fun poster graphic organizer per passage.
Simple fact questions. Aligned to RI.1
Use to decorate bulletin boards or hallways.
*** 2 Writing pieces per passage.
—- For opinions/ text evidence/ personal connections!
*** Three Day Close Reading General Outline
(Ideas for a 4th or 5th day are also provided)
*** Three Text Coding Posters. One for each Common Core Category!
>>>>> Two or more graphic organizers for all five text structures:
—– Sequence, Cause & Effect, Compare & Contrast, Descriptive, Problem & Solution.
>>>>> Over 20 additional Common Core Informational Text Graphic Organizers.
—— Each is labeled with the standard.
>>>>> Three Generic Comprehension Sheets Free of Common Core Standards.
—– Provided for anyone who are not using CCSS.
>>>>> Weekly Homework Assignment Sheets
—– There are five different assignment options
—– Two versions: With or Without Adult Initials
—– One blank template for each version. Twelve pages total.
As always, you will find:
*** Modern clickable navigation in the table of contents which also has lexile levels.
These timeless close reads and the corresponding activities can be used all year! Not just during December!
Use the differentiated passages for fluency practice!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
Will work nicely for whole group, small group, social studies, science history, weekly Common Core homework, and more!
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
“Close Reading” can happen with read-alouds. 🙂
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.
Second Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.2.10
Third Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
Fourth Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.4.10