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Your one stop source for March reading! Inside are 20 Spring themed information text and literature passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading and/or week-long homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Passage
Title List and Lexile Levels in order as they appear in this 250+ page unit:
Texts Significant to March
>> All About March
>> National Peanut Month
>> Daylight Saving Time
>> Read Across Time
>> Music in Our Schools
>> Women’s History Month
>> March and the Color Green
>> Spring Cleaning
Biographical and Non-FictionThemed Texts
>> Albert Einstein
>> Irish American Leaders
>> Telephones and a Birthday
Generic Irish Themed Texts
>> Shamrocks and Clovers
>> St. Patrick’s Day
>> The Irish Fairy
>> The Tricky Leprechaun (A retelling of an old Irish Folktale)
>> All About Rainbows
>> All About Ireland
>> Irish Immigrants
*** 3 pages of questions per passage (4-5 questions on each page)
* 1st Question Page: Key Ideas and Details (Addresses RI.1, RI.2, RI.3 RL.1, RL.2, RL.3)
* 2nd Question Page: Craft and Structure (Addresses RI.4, RI.5, RI.6 RL.4, RL.5, RL.6)
* 3rd Question Page: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Addresses RI.7, RI.8, RL.7)
---- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)
*** Full Answer Key for ALL three question pages.
Save Ink! One page is used for each of the three question pages. Included with the answer key are the text based questions.
Provided for those who are not using all of the student question sheets.
*** 2 Graphic Organizers per passage for Key Ideas and Details
---- (One page for paragraph focus! Ensure students get the gist.)
---- One "Fill-In" Fun poster graphic organizer per passage.
Simple fact questions.
Use to decorate bulletin boards or hallways.
*** 2 Writing pieces per passage.
---- For opinions/ text evidence/ personal connections!
*** Three Day Close Reading General Outline
(Ideas for a 4th or 5th day are also provided)
*** Three Text Coding Posters. One for each Common Core Category!
>>>>> Weekly Homework Assignment Sheets
----- There are four different assignment options
----- Two versions: With or Without Adult/Parent/Guardian Initials
----- One blank template for each version. Twelve pages total.
As always, you will find:
*** Modern clickable navigation in the table of contents which also has lexile levels.
These timeless close reads and the corresponding activities can be used all year! Not just during January!
Use the differentiated passages for fluency practice!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
Will work nicely for whole group, small group, social studies, science, history, weekly Common Core homework, and more!
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
"Close Reading" can happen with read-alouds. :)
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.
Fiction and folktale pieces contained figurative language designed to help your students master inferential thinking through hidden messages.
Second Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.2.10
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7
Third Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7
Fourth Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.4.10
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7
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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click HERE to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading: Other uses includehomework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOURlevels.From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click below to see more of each individual unit in the file.
Click the green links to see the titles included in each unit.
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