Showing evidence is such an important skill for kids to use! These passages are designed to get kids to look back and find the answer in the text. Each passage comes with 5 questions-no prep need! Just print, copy, and give!!
This resource can be used in a number of different ways. You can simply make copies and use in the classroom or you can create what I call “Comp Files” and use as a homework resource. Simply attach the included reading log to one side of a file folder and then include a passage. Students take the comp file home each night and the parents sign off on it…the perfect way for getting in those parent contacts!
My evidence bookmarks are also included in this unit! These bookmarks feature evidence prompts such as “According to the text”, “Based on what I read”, and more!
These passages are written for the months of August and September, but can really be used anytime. The fiction passages are themed around school, while the nonfiction are written based on the historical events/science content taught in grades 3,4,5.
5 Fiction Passages Included:
Ho, Ho, Ho
The Perfect Present
Michelle's First Santa Experience
10 Nonfiction Passages (A fun way to celebrate offbeat holidays as well as holiday/seasonal topics!)
Text Messaging (Dec. 3rd is the anniversary of the first text message ever sent!)
National Cookie Day (Dec.4)
Ninjas (Dec 5th)
Monkeys (Dec 14th)
Lady Bird Johnson (Dec 22nd is her 100th birthday)
Poor Richard's Almanack (Dec. 28th is the 280th anniversary)
Nobel Prize (ceremony takes place in December)
Wright Brothers (Dec 17th)
Boxing Day (Dec 26th)
Ludwig Beethoven (born in the month of December)
******Now with a girl AND boy bookmark!
BONUS Santa Evidence bookmark included in the December file!
Check out my Aug/Sept Comp Files
Check out my October Comp Files
December Comp Files coming soon!
Check out my January Comp Files
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