Close Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions BUNDLE | Fall Halloween

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Kristine Nannini
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These differentiated reading passages are great to practice reading comprehension and close reading. They are all differentiated so they are ready to use in your classroom!


**A digital version is also included for use with Google Classroom.**

With the digital version, you have the option to go 100% paperless.


A Bundle — For the entire year!

This bundle is made up of my 7 Holiday/Seasonal Close Reading Resources:

Back-to-School Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Fall and Halloween Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Christmas Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Winter Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Presidents Day Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More

Spring Close Reading Passages, Text-Dependent Questions & More


I created each resource to help students read complex texts independently and for a specific purpose. I’ve researched several strategies for close reading and have developed a process that will make your teaching more effective, and help your students develop skills to read for deeper meaning.

This resource contains everything you will need to implement close reading in your classroom! I’ve included THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE (28 passages for a total of 84 with differentiation) for you to easily differentiate in your classroom!

Included in this resource:

Leveled Passages:

Included in this resource are 28 holiday- or seasonal-themed reading passages. Each passage contains text features that your students must analyze. There are three levels of each passage so you can easily differentiate with your students. The levels are based on word count and Lexile levels which can be found in the top left corner of each passage.

Understanding the Standards Teacher Guide

This printable helps teachers understand the purpose of each reading and how each reading ties into specific Common Core Anchor Standards. I've outlined what each student should focus on, and the learning targets for each reading.

Printable Implementation Guide

This printable gives step-by-step instructions for implementing close reading in your classroom. It can be used as your own personal reference and/or can be handed out to students prior to the first read. I've also included these printables with a seasonal/holiday theme.

Printable Annotation Guides (Mark Up the Text)

These printable annotation guides help students quickly annotate or mark up the text using symbols. I’ve included two different levels of this resource.

Printable Close Reader Posters

These posters are a visual reminder to help students understand their role as a close reader.

Text-Dependent Questions and Writing Prompts

Each passage includes text-dependent questions for each of the three themes or categories in the Common Core Anchor Standards (Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas). Each passage also includes one writing prompt that is to be completed after the third read. This writing prompt requires students to synthesize or make connections by combining their thinking and knowledge with evidence from the text. Answer keys are included.

Graphic Organizers

In addition to the text-dependent questions, I've also included the following graphic organizers:

•Key Ideas and Details Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)

•Main Idea Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)

•Vocabulary Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)

Standards Addressed:

RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10

Perfect for grades 3 through 6!


Please be careful not to purchase individual products that are included in this bundle.

As always, please ask ANY and ALL questions before purchasing. Thank you so much!

Thank you, and enjoy!

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Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

Total Pages
330+ Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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