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Close Reading Comprehension Passages FREE Google Classroom and Easel Activity

Rachel Lynette
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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10 + google slides
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These three high-interest, no-prep passages are perfect for practicing close reading and reinforcing reading strategies. Everything you need is on one page (or google slide). Each passage is presented at two reading levels (3-4 and 4-5) for easy differentiation. The included Show What You Know questions are identical for both reading levels. This allows you to discuss the passages altogether, even if you have students using different levels. A half-page annotation guide and answer keys are also included.

Use digitally as Google Slides or Easel Activity! One advantage to Easel is that the students can use the pen and highlight tools to annotate the text.


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About the Author

These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, and several others. You can find my books on Amazon (I also write under the names: Lynette Robbins and Tori Miller). These passages are well-researched, well-organized, and age-appropriate. They are no different than those you would find in a published nonfiction book.


Included in this freebie:

-Insects for Dinner - persuasive informational text

-The Gorilla and the Monkey - an original fable

-Alligator or Crocodile? - compare and contrast with image


Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. :)

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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10 + google slides
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