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20 May Reading Comprehension Passages: Close Reading Text Evidence

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20 fictional MAY reading comprehension passages with four written questions. Grandpa's BBQ, The Water Balloon Battle, The Next Chapter, Uncle Miguel's Piñata, The Power of Sunscreen and more! High-interest, NO-PREP passages w/ easy teacher key.

Introducing Mister Lewis’ short-fiction MAY 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


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 month of May and the end of school.

**Note: These passages are only written at ONE level and unfortunately do not include multiple levels for differentiation at this time.**


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

I Saved a Rhino: “My class went to the zoo for Save the Rhino Day on May 1st. I saw a rhino by himself that didn’t look well. I needed to do something to help it.”

No Homework Day: Mr. Harris gives more homework than any other teacher on the planet. Will he give his students a break on May 6th, No Homework Day?

The Lost Sock: Pinkie the sock couldn’t find his brother, Pinker, anywhere in the house. He starts to freak out as he runs out of places Pinker could be hiding.

Water Balloon Battle: Cindi has yet to beat her older brother in their annual water balloon battle. This time, she’s got two secret weapons. No way can she lose…

Dodging Desserts: When all the summer birthday students bring in their treats on the same day, teachers need to hide.”

Mrs. Redd's Favorite Gift: Students have brought Mrs. Redd some pretty crazy gifts at the end of the school year. Which gift will be named her favorite?

Kid Millionaire: May 20th is Be a Millionaire Day! Let’s pretend that you’ve got a million dollars. Oh, the possibilities for a kid…

Mr. Louis and the Radio DJ: Evil lunch-recess teacher, Mr. Louis, is back with his worst plan yet. He’s gotten rid of all the recess equipment. Can anyone stop him…?

Grandpa's BBQ: “My grandpa is a veteran and holds a yearly Memorial Day BBQ for his old Army buddies. This year, someone special shows up to the party.”

The Big Test: “Our state test is today and my class is freaking out. My teacher believes in us, but there must be a million questions in this packet!”

Baroony and the May Escape: House-bear Baroony can’t wait to get out of school on the last day. If only the clock would stop ticking backward.

Uncle Miguel’s Piñata: “My family has the best Cinco de Mayo in town. My Uncle Miguel brings the piñata every year. This time, he brought one that can’t be broken.”

Butterfly Square: “My class is on a field trip to Butterfly Square. At lunchtime, the most amazing thing happens thanks to my sandwich.”

The Fizzy Fuzzy Bee: John needed a cold pop on a hot, May day. Unfortunately, a bee in the park wanted him to share.

Marbles and Pie: Mr. Armstrong challenges his class to a behavior game called Marbles and Pie. If the class wins by the end of the year, they’ll throw a pie in his face.

The Next Chapter: Emily doesn’t want third-grade to end. She won’t get out of the car. It’s up to Mom to convince her that it’s only the end of one chapter in the book of life.

A Flower for Mom: Rover is on a mission to find Mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Going shopping is pretty tough when you’re a dog, however.”

Mrs. May's Secret May Cake: “To reward cafeteria behavior, Mrs. May is making my class her secret May cake. We seriously can’t wait to try it!”

The Colorado Derby: That horse race in Kentucky is too boring for Jeff and his friends. They started a yearly bike race called The Colorado Derby to beat their boredom.

The Power of Sunscreen: Mister Lewis breaks his cycle of fictional reading passages to share the importance of wearing sunscreen with students. (non-fiction)


4 written answer questions that focus on:

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

Each story includes:

• One student passage
• 4 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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