Your one stop source for February reading! Inside are 20 February themed information text passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading and/or week-long homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Passage
Title List and Lexile Levels in order as they appear in this 250+ page unit:
>> All About February Lexile Levels: 380, 540, 700, 920
>> Super Bowl Lexile Levels: 320, 550, 710, 920
>> Presidents’ Day Lexile Levels: 380, 510, 720, 890
>> Boy Scouts of America Lexile Levels: 410, 660, 790, 900
>> Valentine’s Day Lexile Levels: 360, 540, 740, 990
>> Groundhog Day Lexile Levels: 360, 590, 780, 880
>> Mardi Gras Lexile Levels: 320, 550, 700, 800
>> All About Rosa Parks Lexile Levels: 400, 570, 720, 930
>> Abraham Lincoln Lexile Levels: 330, 550, 720, 890
>> All About Cupid Lexile Levels: 380, 520, 670, 880
>> George Washington Carver Lexile Levels: 390, 540, 720, 890
>> All About Babe Ruth Lexile Levels: 400, 560, 700, 900
>> Ferris Wheel and More Lexile Levels: 390, 560, 750, 880
>> George Washington Lexile Levels: 330, 500, 700, 880
>> Arctic Animals Lexile Levels: 440, 590, 750, 950
>> The Winter Olympics Lexile Levels: 390, 550, 700, 850
>> The Winter Games Lexile Levels: 410, 560, 710, 980
>> Black History Month Lexile Levels: 370, 560, 740, 950
>> Dental Health Month Lexile Levels: 480, 640, 770, 910
>> American Heart Month Lexile Levels: 400, 530, 700, 870
*** 3 pages of questions per passage (4-6 questions on each page)
* 1st Question Page: Key Ideas and Details
(Addresses RI.1, RI.2, RI.3)
* 2nd Question Page: Craft and Structure
(Addresses RI.4, RI.5, RI.6)
* 3rd Question Page: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
(Addresses RI.7, RI.8)
---- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)
*** Full Answer Key for ALL three question pages.
Save Ink! One page is used for each of the three question pages.
Included with the answer key are the text based questions.
Provided for those who are not using all of the student question sheets.
*** 2 Graphic Organizers per passage for Key Ideas and Details
---- (One page for paragraph focus! Ensure students get the gist.)
---- (One "Fill-In" Fun poster graphic organizer per passage.)
Simple fact questions. Aligned to RI.1 Ensure students get the gist.
Use to decorate bulletin boards or hallways.
*** 2 Writing pieces per passage.
---- For opinions/ text evidence/ personal connections!
*** Three Day Close Reading General Outline
(Ideas for a 4th or 5th day are also provided)
*** Three Text Coding Posters. One for each Common Core Category!
>>>>> Weekly Homework Assignment Sheets
----- There are five different assignment options
----- Two versions: With or Without Adult Initials
----- One blank template for each version. There are twelve pages total.
As always, you will find:
*** Modern clickable navigation in the table of contents which also has lexile levels.
These timeless close reads and the corresponding activities can be used all year! Not just during February!
Use the differentiated passages for fluency practice!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
Will work nicely for whole group, small group, social studies, science, history, weekly Common Core homework, and more!
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
can happen with read-alouds. :)
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question.
This will help you to be sure which standards are addressed.
Second Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.2.10
Third Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
Fourth Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.4.10
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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading
: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
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Click below to see more of each individual unit in the file.
for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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