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ALL Grades 4-8 Paired Texts / Paired Passages Bundle - Updates For Life!

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Paired passages, or paired texts, meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The passages in this set are great to stretch your 4th and 5th graders, and still appropriate for many students in middle school as well.


In this bundle, you will receive all 11 sets of upper grades paired texts with six pairs each of high-interest informational passages that you won't find in your textbook! Whenever new paired text sets are created, they will be added to this bundle (updates for life!) and all you'll need to do is download the revised file. Each time a set of texts is added, the price will go up, so buying it now will earn you free passages later!

Included in the bundle:
Graiffes and Zoos Paired Texts (Constructed Response)
Economics Paired Texts (Constructed Response)
American Revolution Paired Texts (Constructed Response)
Natural Disasters Paired Texts (Constructed Response)
Abolitionists Paired Texts (Constructed Response)
February and March Paired Texts (Constructed Response)
Mysteries of the Deep Paired Texts (Constructed Response)
Titanic Paired Texts Grades 4-8 (Constructed Response)
Bats, Owls, and Spiders Paired Texts Grades 4-8 (Constructed Response)
Winter and Snow Paired Texts Grades 4-8 (Constructed Response)
Westward Expansion Paired Texts Grades 4-8 (Constructed Response)
Native Americans Paired Texts Grades 4-8 (Constructed Response)


In my 4th grade classroom, I use each of the texts for close reading and annotating lessons- this helps ensure the students fully comprehend the texts before having to answer questions about both texts together. Click here to see a blog post showing how I model purposeful annotating! My students use their annotated texts to answer the questions. Since the texts are in the “stretch” range for 4th and 5th, I don’t give these texts as cold reads, but if you have students reading on a 6th-8th grade level, you definitely could! If your students have not been exposed to paired text questions, you may want to walk them through some examples before you ever take a grade.

Check out this similar product- a freebie paired text set about epidemics and germs!


You might also be interested in these units from my TPT store:
CUSTOMIZE your own Paired Text Bundle!
NO PREP Nonfiction Reading and Writing Mini-Unit for 5 Informational Favorites


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Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the 'additional license' purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

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