Extreme Weather Reading Passages Tornadoes Hurricanes Blizzards Floods

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Shelly Rees
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4th - 7th
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Love the texts - kiddos were engaged! The margin notes are awesome and the variety of graphic organizers are great!
I was able to use this as an extension unit this year, and this product does a wonderful job of having students read for information, recall information and use in-text clues to answer questions.

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    This Extreme Weather Reading Packet has everything you need for a complete Close Reading unit in your classroom. Now includes digital versions for Google Classroom. Students will love the passages about Blizzards, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Dust Storms, and Floods. Differentiated Reading Passages are at the heart of this one-stop extreme weather resource!

    By purchasing this bundle, you are saving 35% off the price of the individual


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    This bundle includes:

    • 5 Extreme Weather Informational Passages (2 Differentiated Levels)
    • 5 Days of Close Reading Activities
    • Text Dependent Questions
    • Written Response
    • Teacher Guide Sheet
    • Annotation Guide (full page and ½ page)
    • Printable B/W Pages
    • Color, Interactive Digital Slides for Google Classroom
    • Answer Keys

    This packet includes these informational, high-interest, differentiated passages:

    • Hurricanes: Powerful Storms
    • Tornadoes: Deadly Twisters
    • Blizzards: Extreme Storms
    • Floods: Dangerous Waters
    • Dust Storms: Black Blizzards

    If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this 62-page packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.

    The digital version of each packet includes ready-made, visually-appealing Google slides for you to share with your class. They include interactive drag and drop annotation marks and fillable text dependent activities.

    Each of the 5 passages included in this resource is provided in two differentiated reading levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The reading level is given for each passage, along with a guide that provides specific readability levels. I've taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!

    This packet is both rigorous and Common-Core aligned. Questions have been carefully crafted to move readers from basic, recall questions to higher-level questions where students must cite evidence from the text to support their answers. There are 5 tasks/activities for each passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities. Each passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week's worth of close reading.

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    Shelly Rees

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
    Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
    Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
    Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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