Paired Passages Close Reading Bundle

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Great resource for centres where students can work independently on similar tasks while reinforcing new skills. Covers many different types of texts and skills.
I am new to the grade and this really helped me to understand how to deepen the learning experience for my students.

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    This is the ultimate paired passage bundle with EVERYTHING you need to help your students master analyzing two paired passages. With this set of engaging resources, your students will be ready to read and analyze anything…  Fiction Stories, Informational Text, and Poems! 

    There are 33 sets of paired passages included in this bundle, that’s 66 poems, stories, and passages and countless comprehension activities.

    Which Paired Passages Resources are Included in this Ultimate Bundle?

    The following skill-based paired passages (two passages total in each set) includes three mini booklets, simply print double-sided and fold.

    Booklet #1: Story #1 with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Reading Skill Focus Questions

    Booklet #2: Story #2 with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Reading Skill Focus Questions

    Booklet #3: Paired Passages Reading Skill Focus Questions and Activities

    The following skills each have three booklets included in this bundle:

    Informational Text

    1. Author's Purpose
    2. Cause and Effect
    3. Citing Text Evidence
    4. Compare and Contrast
    5. Comparing Sources
    6. Conflicting Information
    7. Context Clues
    8. Fact and Opinion
    9. Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts
    10. Inference
    11. Main Idea and Details
    12. Point of View and Perspective
    13. Sequencing
    14. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting
    15. Text Structures

    Fiction Paired Passages

    1. Main Idea Paired Passages
    2. Inference Paired Passages
    3. Theme
    4. Cause and Effect
    5. Compare and Contrast
    6. Character Traits
    7. Character Conflict
    8. Sequencing
    9. Story Elements
    10. Perspective/Point of View
    11. Author's Purpose
    12. Fact and Opinion

    Each of the following sets includes annotation guides for each passage or poem and text-based comprehension questions for each piece of writing. Each set also includes additional pages of extensive paired passage tasks that require students to Analyze, Apply, Evaluate, and Create based on the paired passages (please see the preview for sample pages). Each set includes at least 10 printables pages with high-quality content.

    Paired Passages with Poems

    1. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of overcoming adversity)
    2. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of honesty)
    3. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of change)
    4. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of feeling invisible)

    AND Reading Success with Paired Passages 

    1. Reading Skill Success with Paired Passages (2 sets in this resource!)

    Are these resources digital?

    YES! These paired passage resources are both printable and digital. Each digital version is available as a Google Slides activity. The link for this version is in your download right beside the printable version.

    Which grades are these best suited for? How can I use this in my classroom?

    This resource is perfect for review, test prep, and teaching paired passages.  I have taken great care to include a wide variety of tasks, questions, and formats to engage your students in many types of analysis.

    These paired passage comprehension resources are recommended for grades 4+.

    How long do these paired passages activities take?

    I recommend completing each LARGE set over the course of one week. Booklet tasks can be completed over the course of 2-3 days.

    Suggested answers included for answers that are not opinion-based.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
    Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
    Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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