December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.

December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
December Reading Passages - Christmas, Pearl Harbor, etc.
File Type

PDF

(24 MB|40 total - 20 student pages, 20 answer keys)
Product Rating
4.0
(2 Ratings)
Standards
  • Product Description
  • StandardsNEW

Imagine a simple worksheet with non-fiction reading passages where students practice goal setting, reading fluency, reading comprehension, inferencing, graphing (math) and interpreting data. Now imagine those reading passages including interesting facts and/or scientific facts for students to learn about. What?! That’s right!

These reading passages are one of a kind because they have a simple, clean format yet are jammed packed with learning! Students practice six skills in one worksheet! Skills include (as mentioned above) goal setting, reading fluency, reading comprehension, inferencing, graphing (math) and interpreting data. These non-fiction reading passages include interesting and scientific or historical facts. The December set has passages on Christmas in general (13 - 1 is on Jesus' birth), Christmas around the world (4), Pearl Harbor (1), winter (1), New Year's Eve (1). See full list of topics below.

1. Christmas (Jesus' birth)

2. Christmas Cookies

3. Gingerbread Houses

4. Poinsettias

5. Presents

6. Christmas Trees

7. Christmas Caroling

8. Winter Wonderland

9. New Year's Eve

10. Christmas Cards

11. Christmas Music

12. Pearl Harbor

13. Christmas Parties

14. Christmas Dinner

15. Christmas Crafts

16. Christmas Giving

17. Netherlands Christmas

18. Christmas in Australia

19. Christmas in Mexico

20. Christmas in Japan

There are 20 worksheets included along with 20 answer keys. Each reading passage is between 48-61 words long. Students begin by setting a words per minute (WPM) goal. Next, they are timed reading the passage three times and calculate their WPM scores (formulas are included to make it easy…teachers can either teach students how to use a calculator or do this part for them. If too difficult or time consuming, simply have the student record the number of seconds it took to read and do not convert them to a WPM score). Then comes the fun part where students get to place dot stickers (or use a crayon to color dots) on the target to show where their score landed (close = within 10 WPM, very close = within 5 WPM, bullseye = reached or exceeded goal).

Once students finish reading the passage three times they graph 5 sight words based on the number of times they were used in the passage. Have students highlight each word in a different color in the passage. Then students read and answer 5 questions about the passage (reading comprehension) and about the graph (interpreting data).

These worksheets would make great morning work activities to get the brain moving first thing in the morning! They are also engaging because they are interdisciplinary, incorporating reading, math and science! Some teachers like to use them for progress monitoring and keep them in a student portfolio to show parents at conferences.

Use them for morning work, homework, literature centers, Response to Intervention (RTI), Daily 5, early finishers, one-on-one tutoring, independent work, partner work (students time each other), or even small group or whole class review (minus the fluency part).

You might also be interested in...

August Reading Passages - Zoo Animals

September Reading Passages - Apples & School Supplies

October Reading Passages - Pumpkins, Nocturnal Animals, Columbus, Fire Safety

November Reading Passages - Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, & Elections

January Reading Passages - Weather, Martin Luther King, Jr., New Year's Day

Reading Passages - Read and Graph Silly Set 2

"I Can Read 100 Books!" Reading Incentive Program

More Read and Graph Activities

For older students (grades 2-6) check out my Reading Fluency and Goal Setting Activities

Don't forget to leave feedback and earn TpT credit!

Let's Stay Connected! Click here to follow my store!

To receive updates on new and current products, follow me in these locations:

Teacher Gems TpT Store

Teacher Gems Blog

Teacher Gems on Facebook

Teacher Gems on Instagram

Teacher Gems on Pinterest

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Total Pages
40 total - 20 student pages, 20 answer keys
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.
Loading...
$5.00
Digital Download
Share this resource
Report this resource to TpT
Teacher Gems

Teacher Gems

4,098 Followers
Follow
More products from Teacher Gems
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up