FREE Reading Comprehension Passage with Standards Based Text Dependent Questions

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Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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10 pages


This is a FREE SAMPLE of my yearly series of Close Reads {Standards Based Close Reading Activites}.

Use High-Interest, Complex Informational Text in your classroom to engage students in the Reading Informational Standards! Practice questions per standard that require students to find Text Evidence and use Written Responses.

Close Reading in your classroom can be done in a variety of ways that works for you! {Whole Group, Small Group or as Independent Activities depending on your class}

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***Lots of options for student responses. I like the vocabulary cards and that the articles are high interest for the kids. Thank you!!

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This product includes 4 packs of Close Reading Activities. The theme for the month is Weather. This is a sample from the pack: Rainbow.

At the beginning of the product there is:

- Table of Contents

- Teaching Points

- Lexile Information

- Text Features Cards Used in Pack

Each pack comes with:

- Text

- Vocabulary Cards

- Activity for each RI Standard {except RI.3}

- 4 additional activities to use with text


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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