Engaging text evidence practice- 15 passages about Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, branches of government, and more!
Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the textual evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code system. Perfect for introducing close reading in a fun and engaging way students LOVE! (Aligns with Common Core!)
The November pack incorporates science, social studies, and interesting topics kids love! Honor Veterans, learn about Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States, and celebrate Election Day and Grandparents' Day!
This Text Detectives pack includes 10 non-fiction passages:
- Veterans Day
- History of Thanksgiving in the United States
- Thanksgiving in Canada
- Who Were the Pilgrims?
- Native Americans Today
- Happy Birthday, Sesame Street!
- Election Day
- Branches of Government
- Native Americans
This product also features 5 fiction passages:
- Waiting for Football
- A Meal of Thanks
- Grateful for Grandpa
- Lina for Class President
- Looking for Lucky
Aligned to CCSS R.L. 2.1, R.L. 3.1, R.L. 4.1 and R.I. 2.1, R.I. 3.1, and R.I 4.1, 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, and they are fantastic for an introduction to close reading!
This product is also part of the 2nd Grade Growing Bundle
, if you are interested in Text Detectives Jr. for every month of the year!
You can also find the other months of Text Detectives Jr. individually here:
Find the Text Evidence- 2nd Grade
The original third grade version of Text Detectives includes the same topics and same passages changed slightly to read at a higher reading level- perfect for using together for differentiation within your classroom! Find the third grade editions here:
Find the Text Evidence- 3rd Grade