Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}

Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages Fall Bundle {August-November}
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I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

How are my close reading texts unique?
★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me
★ Discreetly differentiated into four levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities
★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages
★ Paired text and activity for each topic
★ Format options for use with or without interactive notebooks

Perfect for:
★ Whole group
★ Guided reading
★ ELA centers
★ Homework

What is included?
★ Overview of close reading
★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group, small group, and homework options
★ Four levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, paired text and activity, and answer keys for each topic
★ Half-page and notebook page header options for interactive notebooks

BONUS!
Click here to download FREE 10-question assessments to go with all of my monthly close reading topics!

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Download this freebie to see one topic in its entirety so you know if this product will work for you and your students.

Included in the Bundle:

{August}
S'mores - Sequence, author’s voice, opinion writing, paired with Campfires (text structure)
Swimming Safely - Synthesizing information, main idea/details, opinion/persuasive writing, paired with Lifeguards (making inferences/drawing conclusions)
Hawai'i/Hawaii - Synthesizing information, context clues, opinion writing, paired with Alaska (compare/contrast)
State Fairs - Determining fact and opinion, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with World's Fair (opinion writing)

{September}
The Birth of American Football - Timelines, cause and effect, opinion writing, paired with Soccer (text structure)
The U.S. Constitution - Synthesizing information, primary sources, opinion writing, paired with The Bill of Rights (opinion writing)
Jim Henson - Synthesizing information, opinion, descriptive writing, paired with Franz Oz (compare/contrast)
Jesse Owens - Identifying challenges, chronological structure, narrative writing, paired with Wilma Rudolph (narrative writing)

{October}
Columbus Day - Pros/cons, cause/effect, persuasive writing, paired with Leif Erikson (opinion writing)
Candy Corn - Sequencing, alliteration, opinion writing, paired with Popcorn (opinion writing)
Peanuts (Charles M. Schulz) - Cause/effect (influences), main idea/details, personal narrative, paired with Diary of a Wimpy Kid (narrative writing)
Hot Air Balloons - Context clues, nonfiction text features, opinion writing, paired with Blimps (compare/contrast)

{November}
Pardon Me (pardoning a turkey) - sequence, pronouns, persuasive writing, paired with Wild Turkeys (compare/contrast)
Mark Twain - timeline, context clues, narrative writing, paired with Mississippi River (influences)
Shopping Frenzy (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) - synthesizing information, proper/common nouns, opinion writing, paired with Credit Cards (advantages/disadvantages)
Diabetes - compare/contrast, main idea/details, descriptive writing, paired with Diabetic Technology (comparative/speculative writing)

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