Holidays Around the World | Differentiated Reading Passages | Print and Digital

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Help students dig deeper into informational reading with these holiday themed close reading passages and comprehension questions.

In this product, there are ten nonfiction reading passages based on ten cultures/nations' holiday celebrations. Since we all have students reading on many different reading levels, I've written each passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation a little easier for you.

There are also three sets of questions for each set of passages. The first set of questions are text dependent questions that require students to cite evidence in the text, and the second set of questions require students to analyze the text structure and word choice of the passage. The third set of questions have students respond to a question that promotes high order thinking.

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-Israel Hanukkah






These activities will be a perfect fit with Christmas around the world or holidays around the world units! These can be completed as a whole group, guided reading group, or even homework. All questions are Common Core aligned.

You can find Holidays Around the World Interactive Notebook activities HERE

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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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