20 Outrageous Reading Comprehension Passages: Close Reading Text Evidence

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20 OUTRAGEOUS fun reading comprehension passages with summary, close reading, text-based evidence, and self reflection questions. Two levels of difficulty for each passage for differentiation. Easy prep passages! Just print and watch the smiles on students faces as they dive into these Outrageous tales.

Need to try before you buy? 2 Sample OUTRAGEOUS Reading Comprehension Passages!

This OUTRAGEOUS product received a major update on 2/12/17 including SEVEN brand new stories! :)


These are Outrageous fictional passages with the intention of making comprehension time wonderful! Each passage is written in two levels for differentiation.

Level One is recommended for 3rd and Level Two is recommended for 4th. Strong 2nd and or struggling 5th will enjoy them as well.

• They will make students SMILE ALONG as they read.
• They ask CORE related questions that make students think.
• They will TEACH life lessons with self reflection.
• They aim to make students want to RE-READ the story because they loved it.


The 20 pack comes with two levels of each passage for differentiation. They can be read in any order and include:

• M N • O P • The Marshmallow Jungle

• M N • O P • The Day My TV Ran Away

• M N • O P • Dolphins in the Basement

• M N • R S • The Day I Became a Stegosaurus

• M N • R S • Tiger the Taco

• M N • R S • Legend of the Toe-Toes

• M N • R S • The Iceberg Incident

• M N • R S • The Twisted Root Canal

• M N • S T • The Cheese Guard

• O P • R S • Glue Boy

• M N • R S • So, You Want to Be a Hippo?

• N O P • R S • Tor-Maid-Os

• N O P • S T • I Only Eat Bacon When It Rains

• N O P • U V • Baroony and the Chocolate Milk Shower

• M N • S T • The 7:37 Mystery

• Q R • U V • Ollie: the Toaster Dog

• M N • U V • Pizza Safari

• M N • U V • The Dough-Splosion!

• N O P • U V • Peter the Plush

• M N • S T • The Mustard Closet


No prep reading comprehension stories that focus on:

• Summarizing the passage
• Text-based evidence
• Close reading
• Open ended questions for self reflection.

Each story includes:
• One page student copy with comprehension questions
• Two levels of difficulty for differentiation
• Teacher Answer Key for easy grading


Strong 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and struggling 5th grade students smile/laugh their way through these fun, outrageous stories/passages and answer comprehension questions about what they read.

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

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