5 Back to School Themed Passages for Close Reading, Homework, Assessment & More

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In this unit, you will find 5 weeks of back-to-school/education themed text evidence activities. There are FIVE original passages! Each unique story comes with 5 reading response pages. This unit was designed for students to cite text evidence for each text dependent question.

***Education/Teachers/School History Unit***
1. School Day Jitters, Part 1 Lexile 740 (Literature/ Fiction)
2. School Day Jitters, Part 2 Lexile 740 (Literature/ Fiction
3. History of Education Lexile 760 (Informational Text/ Nonfiction)
4. Teachers Now and Before Lexile 740 (Informational Text/ Nonfiction)
5. Little Red Schoolhouse Lexile 740 (Informational Text/ Nonfiction)

Also included:

Day One, Day Two, and Day Three Close Reading Ideas

Text Coding Chart

Tools for RI.9 and RL.9

Full Answer Key

Clickable table of contents for quick access to passages.

Good old fashioned table of contents.

Duplicated passages at the end of the unit. Allows the students to code the text and annotate.

Because each passage has five corresponding pages you can utilize this for homework. It will come out to 5 weeks worth. You can even use these passages as fun morning work or to compliment social studies.

Question pages address the Key Ideas and Details and Craft and Structure.

Figurative language is featured throughout the literature pieces. :)

The description for the larger unit that this unit is inside of is below. Take a look at the product description for the larger unit below or click here to access it for more of a look at these passages.

This Back to School Unit can be used to assess RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.8, RI.9, RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.6, RL.9

Standards are printed right above each question on pages where more than one standard is assessed. This informational text and literature unit can be utilized for standards based grading. The text dependent questions challenge and enrich. Standards are also featured in the answer keys.

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This is the larger 300+ Page Unit Which Contains: 40 passages for assessments, homework, guided reading, close reading, or use during science, social studies time. 100% Aligned to Common Core RL and RI standards. Purchase this unit to save money and have more of a variety as it addresses other standards.

***Full Answer Key Included*** Standards listed next to each question. Easy to use with Standards Based Grading.

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Each passage has 4 activities
(1 graphic organizer and 3 sheets with text dependent questions)
This bundle can serve as 40 weeks of text evidence homework!

"Helping your children become text-dependent!"


High interest passages & graphics spark student motivation to read at the beginning of the year, middle, end and even summer.

Passages are packaged into the following unit themes: Back to School, Apples, Insects, Science and Fairy Tales & Fables

On each page, parents and students can see the expectations of citing text evidence.

Passage Titles Organized by Theme:
***Science Themed Passages***
1. What is Science?
2. Life Science
3. Earth Space Science
4. Physical Science
5. Matter of Fact
6. Technology Solves Difficulties
7. Mathematics and Science
8. The Scientific Method
9. State the Problem
10. Gather Information
11. Experiment
12. Record the Results
13. Conclusion
14. Matter of Fact (Diff. Pass)
15. Observations

***Insect Unit***
1. Antacular
2. Fly Away
3. Cockroaches
4. Worker Bee
5. Butterflies and Moths
6. Dragonflies and Damselflies
7. Grasshoppers or Locusts
8. Lady Buggin Me
9. Preying Mantis

***Apple Unit***
1. Applicious
2. Types of Apples
3. All About Apples
4. Johnny Appleseed
5. Apple Idioms

***Fairy Tale Unit***
These passages are retold by me from public domain.
1. Friendly Little Red
2. The Frog Prince
3. Cinderella
4. The Magic Fish
5. The Magic Goose
6. The Monkey and the Lion

***Teachers/School/Education Unit***
1. Jitters, Part 1
2. Jitters, Part 2
3. History of Education
4. Teachers Now and Before
5. Little Red Schoolhouse



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© 24/7 Teacher

Please ask any and all questions prior to purchasing!

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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.

Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
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Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"

Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
January-December!
Click below to see each individual unit in the file.

Click below to see more of each individual unit in the file.
Click here for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click here for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click the green links to see the titles included in each unit.

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All informational texts are original. Literature or fiction pieces are either original pieces written by Harrod or retellings by me from public domain. Original pieces are the copyrighted works of Joe Harrod, operating under the umbrella entity of American Production 24/7LLC DBA 247 Teacher.

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