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- This is a BUNDLE of 13 holiday sets of close read passages with mystery picture activities. The total value is $91 and the final bundle price is $65. That's almost 30% off! This bundle is now complete. Check out the video preview to see an in depth look at one of the sets included in this bundle.CePrice $55.99Original Price $104.00Save $48.01
- Practice lots of important ELA standards with this ALL-ACCESS BUNDLE of all 37 current sets of close reading passages with mystery picture activities, as well as, all future sets that I make. Just print and GO! Great activity for ELA practice + FUN! All sets include print and digital versions. SetsPrice $151.20Original Price $288.00Save $136.80
Christmas Around the World Close Reads with Mystery Pictures, provided in both DIGITAL and PRINT formats, are designed to engage students in analyzing text using close reading comprehension strategies. This resource motivates students to persevere through the multi-draft reading process with the use of the mystery grid picture, making it a fun activity that students will ask for again and again!
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This Christmas set features three different texts about the history of Santa, how it’s celebrated around the world, and more! Students will love learning about Christmas around the world as they read 3 different text types: one fiction passage and two informational. These texts are DIFFERENTIATED at three reading levels, so all students will be appropriately challenged! As they complete the close reading process, students will build comprehension by answering text-dependent questions. Here’s the fun part: their answers to the questions will help them “decode” and color the corresponding Christmas-themed mystery grid picture!
Graphic organizers and writing prompts are also included to enhance reading comprehension and can be used as you see fit! Want to see for yourself? Check out this fun to see how the text levels and questions can work for your classroom!
This activity is perfect for training students to read a text multiple times in order to truly understand it. By reading a text more than once, annotating it, and answering questions, students will learn to find and analyze:
- Author’s purpose
- Text structure
- Text-based evidence
- Central ideas
- Teacher Pages: explaining the different parts of the resource and how to use it in the classroom
- Digital Copies: of the student pages for assigning via Google Slides or Powerpoint + instructions
- 3 Different Texts: passages that are differentiated into three different reading levels. 1 fiction and 2 nonfiction texts
- 10 Text-Dependent Questions: corresponding to each passage (Option to use with or without the mystery grid)
- 3 Mystery Grid Pictures: one for each passage, corresponding to the text-dependent questions
- 3 Writing Prompts: one for each passage
- Graphic Organizers: as an option to use with any of the texts
- Student Printables: close reading/annotating tip sheets to print for the students to keep/use during the process. Perfect for notebooks!
❶ "The Train Set" a fiction passage about an elf that through determination completes the job of building a special train set for a little girl
❷ "The History of Santa Claus" an informational passage about where the legend of Santa started and how it has changed throughout the years into what it is today.
❸ "Christmas Around the World" an informational passage about how the holidays is celebrated differently depending on which part of the world you are from
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