Celebrate March with relevant reading! In this unit, you will find passages specifically designed for first grade. Students who will benefit from this unit: low second or third graders, high kindergarten students, and ELL students new to America or within the first two years of the English language acquisition process.
Nine Informational Texts/ Non-Fiction
Two Literature Pieces/ Fiction
Each text has FIVE activities!
1. Questions on page.
pages of additional questions.
3. One graphic organizer.
4. One writing connection.
Text Coding Guide and Close Reading Recommendations aligned to standards! Presented in a developmentally appropriate fashion to build students who love to read, cite evidence, and are text dependent!
Each of the 11 Passage Titles Are:
1. All About March (Lexile Levels 200 and 290)
2. Read Across Time (Lexile Levels 190 and 290)
3. Music In Our Schools (Lexile Levels 250 and 350)
4. Women's History (Lexile Levels 290 and 390)
5. National Peanut Month (Lexile Levels 290 and 390)
6. Shamrocks and Clovers (Lexile Levels 230 and 340)
7. St. Patrick's Day (Lexile Levels 170 and 360)
8. The Irish Fairy (Lexile Levels 260 and 380)
9. The Tricky Leprechaun (Lexile Levels 190 and 300) (A retelling of an old Irish folktale)
10. Spring Cleaning (Lexile Levels 150 and 290)
11. Spring (Lexile Levels 280 and 350)
Each of the single passage pages above can be printed out to be used as stand-alone activities.
Five activities per passage can benefit for use as weeklong homework or a spring break packet.
Can be used for standards based or referenced grading!
While this unit fits perfectly with March--- the activities are timeless. Seven of the passages have no reference to the holiday of St. Patrick's Day.
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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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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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