Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will color-code the evidence in the text that answers each basic comprehension question.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE TEXT DETECTIVES JR.- FOR SECOND GRADE. YOU CAN ALSO FIND A 3RD GRADE VERSION IN MY STORE! Using the two packs together can also help you differentiate for the stronger/ lower readers in your 2nd or 3rd grade classroom.
The April pack is perfect for learning about Earth Day, National Poetry Month, and special holidays from April Fools Day to School Librarian Day to Opening Day of baseball!
This Text Detectives pack includes 11 non-fiction passages:
- Earth Day
- Pollution on Everest, Coral Bleaching, and the Hole in the Ozone Layer
- Opening Day of America’s Pastime
- Taxes and the Boston Tea Party
- The Sinking of the Titanic
- Yuri’s Night
- Endangered Animals
- Water Cycle
- Biography: Shel Silverstein
This pack also includes 5 fiction passages:
- April Fools!
- Recycling: From Flub to Club
- School Librarian Day
- April Showers
There is also one poem:
- National Poetry Month
Aligned to CCSS R.L. 2.1, R.L. 3.1, R.L. 4.1 and R.I. 2.1, R.I. 3.1, and R.I 4.1, this Text Detectives pack is easy to use in your classroom as morning work, reading comprehension practice, a center activity, or homework. These can even be used to assess your students' ability to prove their answers in the text or as a relevant and engaging test prep activity! Many passages integrate seasonal science or social studies content to support your content instruction, but others are more generic to give you planning flexibility. I love using these passages with my RTI students in Title I or reading intervention!
Not sure if the reading level will be right for your students? It should be about an independent 2nd grade level. Please download the freebie sampler in my store and look at the preview to decide!
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You can also find the Text Detectives (3rd Grade Level) pack here: Text Detectives- Fall Bundle
Text Detectives- Spring Bundle
Text Detectives- Through the Year Bundle