Holiday Reading Comprehension Passages BUNDLE - Digital & Print Close Reading

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My students love when they see one of these reading activities! These are great close reading passages! I love how I can use these for independent assignments or small group assignments.
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    1. Practice lots of important ELA standards with this ALL-ACCESS BUNDLE of all 37 current sets of close reading passages with mystery picture activities, as well as, all future sets that I make. Just print and GO! Great activity for ELA practice + FUN! All sets include print and digital versions. Sets
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    This is a BUNDLE of 12 holiday sets of Close Reading Comprehension with Mystery Pictures, provided in both DIGITAL and PRINT formats, and designed to engage students in analyzing text using close reading comprehension strategies.  This resource motivates students to persevere through the multi-draft reading process with the use of the mystery grid picture, making it a fun activity that students will ask for again and again! 

    Sets included: ALL HOLIDAY Sets - Digital & Print (If you'd like all sets, including the monthly, holiday, and everyday sets, click here for the ALL ACCESS BUNDLE)

    Students will love learning about the history and traditions of the holidays as they read 3 different text types for each holiday: one fiction passage and two informational.  These texts are DIFFERENTIATED at three reading levels, so all students will be appropriately challenged!  As they complete the close reading process, students will build comprehension by answering text-dependent questions. Here’s the fun part: their answers to the questions will help them “decode” and color the corresponding themed mystery grid picture! 

    Graphic organizers and writing prompts are also included to enhance reading comprehension and can be used as you see fit!  Want to see for yourself? Check out this fun FREEBIE to see how the text levels and questions can work for your classroom! 

    This activity is perfect for training students to read a text multiple times in order to truly understand it. By reading a text more than once, annotating it, and answering questions, students will learn to find and analyze:

    • Author’s purpose
    • Text structure
    • Text-based evidence
    • Central ideas

          ...And more!!

    The total value of this bundle is $96, and the final bundle price is $65. That's more than 30% off! This bundle is complete. Check out the preview to see more about this resource.

    ***Get ALL of the sets below***

    Presidents' Day Close Reads

    St. Patrick's Day Close Reads

    Cinco de Mayo Close Reads

    Earth Day Close Reads

    Halloween Close Reads

    Chinese New Year Close Reads

    Mardi Gras Close Reads

    Valentine's Day Close Reads

    Thanksgiving Close Reads

    Christmas Close Reads

    New Year's Day Close Reads

    Easter Close Reads

    What’s Included in every set in this bundle?

    • Teacher Pages: explaining the different parts of the resource and how to use it in the classroom
    • Digital Copies: of the student pages for assigning via Google Slides or Powerpoint + instructions
    • 3 Different Texts: passages that are differentiated into three different reading levels. 1 fiction and 2 nonfiction texts
    • 10 Text-Dependent Questions: corresponding to each passage (Option to use with or without the mystery grid)
    • 3 Mystery Grid Pictures:  one for each passage, corresponding to the text-dependent questions
    • 3 Writing Prompts: one for each passage
    • Graphic Organizers: as an option to use with any of the texts
    • Student Printables: close reading/annotating tip sheets to print for the students to keep/use during the process. Perfect for notebooks!

    Want to see more Close Reading with Mystery Picture sets?

    Check them all out here.

    If you would like to contact me about pricing on a license for an ENTIRE school, county, or district, please email me at

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