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20 December Reading Comprehension Passages: Text Evidence + Close Reading

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20 fictional December Holiday reading comprehension passages with close reading, text-based evidence, and open ended questions. NO PREP! Just print and watch the smiles on students faces as they dive into these wonderful, holiday tales.

** Buyers, this product received a BIG update on 4/9/17! Please download before the next holiday season. Thank you!!! **

Introducing Mister Lewis’ short-fiction DECEMBER HOLIDAY comprehension passages!
• They will make students SMILE and LAUGH.
• They ASK core based questions that focus on reading skills.
• They try to TEACH lessons through self-reflection.
• They aim to make students want to RE-READ the story because they loved it.

You can use these for...
• Daily 5
• Literacy Time
• Small groups
• Morning work
• Homework
• December fun!


This pack is best recommended for 3rd grade, but also for STRONG and or G/T 2nd, or struggling 4th. These are perfect for teaching the reading comprehension during the holiday month of December.

SAMPLE TWO PASSAGES BEFORE YOU BUY: December Holiday Reading Comprehension Passages SAMPLE

The 20 story pack can be read in any order and includes:

December Bear Problems: “I can’t sleep because there’s a snoring bear in the room next to mine. I swear there’s a bear! Please believe me…”

Kalli's Camouflage Wish: It’s the first Christmas Kalli won’t get to see her dad because he’s fighting in Iraq. To fight the blues, she writes Santa every day with one wish.

Crispy Stockings: John is awoken by his sister because something smells like it’s burning. They’d better find out what it is and fast!

Rosie: an Elf Prankster: “Our elf Rosie used to bring us candy and toys, but something’s changed. Suddenly, we keep waking up to a lot of elf pranks.”

A Glimpse of Santa: “My brother Tommy plans to put Velcro on the ceiling, then walk on it to catch a glimpse of Santa. I hope it works or we’re busted.”

Fishing for Santa: It’s the night before Christmas and Brody can’t find the cookies he left out for Santa. He needs to find out what happened to them ASAP.

The Dreidel Jackpot: In a heated dreidel game, Chandler is desperate to win the jackpot of latkes against his arrogant cousin, Ross.

Maple Syrup Mouse: Fresh out of maple syrup and your pancakes are dry? No problem! Just whistle for the maple syrup mouse.

Christmas is Canceled?: “There were no presents under my tree. Mom drove me downtown to work in a soup kitchen instead.”

The Funniest Christmas Parade: “My brother lost our bet in summer and now he’s paying the price. I can’t wait to see him wearing that silly costume in the parade!”

Candy Bars Roasting on an Open Fire: “If you’re a peanut-allergy kid like me, roasting chestnuts isn’t an option. It’s ok! I came up with a much better idea.”

Sniff-A-Gift: “My family has a weird Christmas tradition. If your gift doesn’t stink, don’t bother.”

The Winter Break: “It was my turn to put the star on the tree for the first time. My pets found a way to ruin it and now we’re racing to the doctor.”

The Real White Elephant: White Elephant the game is fun, but it’s no match for the REAL white elephant in Moscow. Bring your best gift if you wish to please him.”

The Mistletoe Dash: “Tammy won’t be kissing me under the mistletoe this year or ever again! Not as long as I have The Mistletoe Dash on my side.”

The Snowflake Factory: Everyone knows about the North Pole, but nobody has a clue what kind of work is happening on the south side of the world.

The Craziest Wishes: “Anyone can make a wish for the holidays. What’s the craziest wish you’ve ever had?”

My Kenyan Friend: “My friend Edward is so cool! He and his family celebrate both Kwanzaa AND Christmas. This year, I’m invited…”

Santa's Present Launcher: With so many houses to visit, Santa needed a faster way to deliver presents. The North Pole has given him an answer.

Rachel the Reindeer Manager: Santa’s reindeer are organized thanks to their manager, Rachel. The whole operation might fall apart without her hard work.”


Written answer questions that focus on:

• Text-evidence based
• Close Reading
• Open ended questions for self-reflection

Each story includes:

• One student passage
• Core-based written answer questions
• Teacher answer key for easy grading


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As always, please contact me with any questions! Thank you! Mister Lewis

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