Are you looking for some thoughtful holiday reading passages? If so, these three passages and comprehension questions will be perfect for your upper elementary classroom. These passages are not specific to Christmas and are general enough to be used with students who celebrate any holiday.
Reading passages can be an incredibly powerful tool to provide students with practice of comprehension strategies. See below for details about this resource:
: All students who are engaged in reading instruction.
: Reading passages are an incredibly powerful tool to support critical reading of a text. In addition to comprehension questions being a tool to assess comprehension, they are an equally powerful tool to provide students with practice thinking about a text.
: These reading passages and comprehension questions can be used in the classroom, for a home assignment, or with a substitute teacher.
: These reading passages and comprehension questions are holiday themed. As a result, they are most appropriate for use around holiday time.
: Students benefit from many different ways of practicing critical reading skills. There is value in providing them with practice of various question types as well, that include reading for meaning, main idea, and craft and structure.
: This is a NO PREP resource. Use the included coaching tips and student goals to support your students’ deepest understandings.
This resource includes the following three passages and accompanying questions:
1. Nonfiction: Toys Throughout Time
2. Fiction: The Perfect Gift
3. Poetry: The First Snow