Growth Mindset Reading Passages, Comprehension Questions and Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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22 + Google Slides™
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Help your students understand growth mindset and how the human brain works with this engaging close reading pack with three different nonfiction passages your students will love reading. Great for the new year or anytime!

This set includes a digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

Go beyond the worksheet with these engaging close reading materials to help your 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students understand all about the importance of having a growth mindset is to help us learn and try new things and keep our brains healthy.

This set is part of the Growth Mindset Bundle.

Your students will practice gathering important information as they read science content in informational texts.

Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand the text more deeply. Perfect for the whole group, small group, and science centers or stations.


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

✓2 articles with reader response text-dependent questions

✓Label and explain the parts of the brain

✓Developing a Growth Mindset Flow Chart

✓Cause and Effect Activity

✓Answer Keys

Bonus Activities Include:

-Comparing the parts of the brain

-Main Idea activity

-Going Beyond the Reading Critical Thinking Reflection

See the growth mindset alphabet posters.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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