Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will color-code the evidence in the text that answers each basic comprehension question.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE TEXT DETECTIVES JR.- FOR SECOND GRADE. YOU CAN ALSO FIND A 3RD GRADE VERSION IN MY STORE! Using the two packs together can also help you differentiate for the stronger/ lower readers in your 2nd or 3rd grade classroom.
The May pack is perfect for celebrating the end of the year (including the last day of school and field day), learning about famous sporting events like the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500, and reading about special holidays from Mother's Day to Memorial Day to Teacher Appreciation Day! This pack also includes multiple biographies and a summer recipe.
This Text Detectives pack includes 10 non-fiction passages:
- May Day
- Biography: George Lucas
- Cinco De Mayo
- Kentucky Derby
- Biography: Madeleine Albright
- Levi Strauss: Making an American Classic
- John F. Kennedy and The Space Race
- Biography: Sally Ride
- Memorial Day
- The Indianapolis 500
This pack also includes 4 fiction passages:
- Teacher Appreciation Day
- A Mother’s Day Surprise
- Field Day
- Last Day of School
There is also one recipe:
- Bookworms for Summer Reading
Aligned to CCSS R.L. 2.1, R.L. 3.1, R.I. 2.1, and R.I. 3.1, this Text Detectives pack is easy to use in your classroom as morning work, reading comprehension practice, a center activity, or homework. These can even be used to assess your students' ability to prove their answers in the text or as a relevant and engaging test prep activity! Many passages integrate seasonal science or social studies content to support your content instruction, but others are more generic to give you planning flexibility. I love using these passages with my RTI students in Title I or reading intervention!
Not sure if the reading level will be right for your students? Please try out the sample packs in my store or look at the examples in the preview.
If you enjoy this product, be sure to follow my store or blog to be notified when I post Text Detectives Jr. packs for future months! :) You can also see my other packs below:
April Text Detectives Jr.- 2nd Grade
March Text Detectives Jr.- 2nd Grade
You can also find third grade versions for each month, individually or as part of a bundle:
Text Detectives- Fall Bundle
Text Detectives- Spring Bundle
Text Detectives- Through the Year Bundle