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Groundhog Day: Passage and Questions: Reading Comprehension Activity

Groundhog Day: Passage and Questions: Reading Comprehension Activity
Product Description
Groundhog Day: Passage and Questions - This pack includes a short close reading passage with basic facts about Groundhogs and Groundhog Day. The passage talks about fun facts, such as where groundhogs are found, physical characteristics, hibernation, the fact that it is observed but not a public holiday, how Groundhog Day originated, Punxsutawney Phil, and so much more

This is a perfectly fun high-interest passage to use on February 2, which is Groundhog Day.

Please click on the preview above to get a better idea of what is included.


IMPORTANT---- I offer this SAME passage in two different formats. This particular product is a one page passage with 7 text-based questions that go along with the passage.

The other format is for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same passage and similar questions just formatted differently. If you would like to view the interactive notebook version, click HERE. You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.


This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but it can be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth grade readers. Please use your best judgement.


What's included?

This pack includes a one page reading passage that should help students better understand some fun facts dealing with Groundhogs and Groundhog Day.

In addition to the passage, there are 7 questions. One is on the definition of tradition, one is on the difference in what happens if the Groundhog sees his shadow versus him not, and then there are 5 other questions.

An answer key is also provided.

PLEASE.... if you have any questions about the questions asked, what the passage includes, or anything else, just send me a message before you buy. :-) I will be glad to try and answer those.


In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.

**PLEASE... if you see any typos, send me a message before you rate the product. I can usually have corrections made very quickly. Thank you ahead of time.


Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE


21 Passages and Questions


Columbus Day
Earth Day
Cindo De Mayo
Test Taking Tips
St. Patrick’s Day
Millions Watch the Super Bowl
Presidents’ Day
Dental Health Month
Groundhog Day
Valentine’s Day
New Year’s (Superstitions and New Year’s )
Martin Luther King, Jr.
New Year’s Resolutions
Chinese New Year
Christmas Traditions at the White House
Halloween and Candy Corn Poem
The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving
Veterans Day
Memorial Day

***All topics come with a passage, questions, and answer key.

Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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