Celebrate Halloween with this fun, informational close reading passage! Students will learn about the history behind their favorite Halloween traditions, such as carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, and trick-or-treating. This passage also explains the ancient history behind the holiday and how it has changed over the years. It is perfect for whole group or small group reading.
This download offers a one-page, nonfiction reading passage and ten dependent close reading comprehension questions. Nine questions are multiple choice, and one question requires a short answer. Some questions require students to select more than one answer.
Students will practice critical reading skills in this passage, including…
analyzing figurative language
using context clues
using nonfiction text features
identifying main idea
determining cause and effect relationships
supporting answers with evidence
An answer key and extra teacher information are provided.
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