Close Reading Passages: Seasonal Combination (Only the Passages!)

Aylin Claahsen
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K - 1st, Homeschool
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This bundle is a combination of ALL my seasonal Close Reading Passages in one file. By request, this pack includes ONLY the passages (a color version and a b&w student copy) for each season/time of year.

This pack is perfect to use for teachers who already have graphic organizers or close reading planning tools in mind and simply are looking for grade appropriate passages for Kindergarten/1st Grade. The passages are written at a slightly challenging level for these grade levels as intended for Close Reading.

It is a great resource to use throughout the entire school year to incorporate Close Reading into your Kindergarten or 1st Grade classroom. These passages are great for small group reading lessons or whole group read alouds. Students will have the opportunity to dig deeper and show true comprehension of each passage by providing specific evidence from the text. A variety of texts (fiction, non fiction and poetry) are included within each edition so students can be exposed to different types of texts. The passages are written at a level that should be challenging for students to read on their own so instead you can read the passages to your students and complete your planned close reading lessons together.

Close Reading is an important piece of addressing the Common Core Standards as it requires students to truly comprehend the text by digging deeper and using specific evidence from the text to answer comprehension questions. We want to prepare our students to not only be good readers but also to be good at comprehending the text. Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade is similar to Shared Reading where you can read aloud a text but with a specific focus for each rereading of the text.

*If you have purchased all my seasonal Close Reading Passages packs or the bundle, please do not purchase this pack as this simply includes those same passages.*

There are 5 passages included for each time of year/season.

Included in this bundle pack:

Back to School Close Reading Passages:

Goodbye Summer (Poem)

Friends Forever (Fiction)

Welcome to Our School! (Fiction)

Safety First (Non Fiction)

Learning to Read (Poem)

Fall Close Reading Passages:

Apples for Everyone (Fiction)

Football Forever (Fiction)

Lots of Leaves (Poem)

Animals Around Us (Non Fiction)

Beautiful Birds (Non Fiction)

Winter Close Reading Passages:

Hibernation Station (Poem)

Too Cold for Me (Fiction)

Animals in the Snow (Non Fiction)

Hot Cocoa Time (Poem)

My Snowman Family (Fiction)

Spring Close Reading Passages:

Ready for the Rain (Poem)

Full of Flowers (Fiction)

Bring on the Bubbles (Poem)

It’s Insect Time (Non Fiction)

The Season of Spring (Non Fiction)

End of Year Close Reading Passages:

Take a Look at What I Know! (Fiction)

Time for a Bike Ride (Non Fiction)

Pool Party (Fiction)

Surfing Into Summer (Poem)

If You See Me in the Summer (Poem)

*Please download the Preview to see all that is included!


If you want to see what the passages look like, try out my freebie version first (which also includes a lesson plan and graphic organizer)!

{Freebie} Close Reading Passages: Dinosaur Edition

If you are looking for more detailed Close Reading packs, please check out these passages with lesson plans, sample coded readings and graphic organizers to use for each reread.

Close Reading Passages: Back to School Edition

Close Reading Passages: Fall Edition

Close Reading Passages: Winter Edition

Close Reading Passages: Spring Edition

Close Reading Passages: End of the Year Edition

You can also grab all of my seasonal packs in one bundle:

Close Reading Throughout the Entire Year Pack: Seasonal Passages and More

Come a Little Closer- Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade Pack

If you are interested in themed packs as well, please check out these two:

Close Reading Passages: Ocean Animals Edition

Close Reading Passages: Space Edition

Close Reading Passages: Community Helpers Edition

Close Reading Passages: Camping Edition

You can also grab all my themed packs in one bundle:

Close Reading Themed Bundle Pack

*Also Check out my blog post of my Close Reading: Winter Edition Pack, which shows examples of the passages in action.

Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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