Baseball Close Reading Informational Toolkit for Middle School

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  1. Sometimes it helps to add some “star power” to your reading comprehension activities. I know for my sports-obsessed readers, nothing captures their attention quite like their favorite sports teams and athletes.With that in mind, I created these sets of close reading passages that feature several of
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Are you excited for opening day? Do you have students that are sports enthusiasts? Grab this Baseball Close Reading Toolkit for BIG KIDS!

This 21-page NO PREP close reading tool is the perfect product to make test prep practice fun.

Utilize this with your students in a variety of ways:

Use for center work, read-to-self, read-to-someone, whole class strategy work, small group or one-on-one intervention.

This bundle includes:

• 5 high interest informational text selections with text-based questions

• clear directions about How to Use Close Reading

• Close Reading Strategy Organizer

• 2-graphic organizers to improve work on cause and effect and fact and opinion

• 2-extension activities that your students will love to complete after reading the selections and completing the questions

Estimated Lexile Measure is 1080

Topics include:

• The History of Bobbleheads

• The Seventh Inning Stretch

• A Sing-Along for the Ages: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

• Forbes Field

• Baseball Grub: A History of Ballpark Food

Watch as your students become more engaged, independent readers, capable of answering text dependent questions. After this, your students will be asking for more selections to prepare for state testing.


For Close Reading Passages to enhance student reading skills:

• All About Athletes Close Reading Fun Pack


I would love your feedback on this product. Also, feel free to FOLLOW me so that you have the chance to find out about any new novel units, reader's theaters, or other language arts materials for the middle grades I create as soon as they are posted.

Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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