Paired Passages Paired Texts

Paired Passages Paired Texts
Paired Passages Paired Texts
Paired Passages Paired Texts
Paired Passages Paired Texts
Paired Passages Paired Texts
Paired Passages Paired Texts
Paired Passages Paired Texts
Paired Passages Paired Texts
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A set of 35 paired passages, or paired texts, for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades can help meet the demand for short, complex texts. Short texts can be used to master specific skills in a short amount of class time. These can be used as warm-up work, bell work, test prep, small group instruction, homework, intervention, or sub work.


⭐ Important Note: These passages are also included in my 3rd grade and 4th grade Daily Reading Reviews. So if you own those, you already own these passages. If you would rather have those entire sets, click here. These selections have been broken out for teachers who need only the paired passages, or paired texts, portion.


Please see the PREVIEW above to see everything that’s included.

⭐ Features

★ 35 engaging, sets of short, complex, paired passages

★ Easy to complete in a short amount of time

★ Questions require high-level, critical thinking, text-based answers

★ Laser-like focus on the standards

★ Many genres included: fiction, nonfiction, or informational, poetry, brochures

★ Nonfiction passages include Social Studies and Science topics

★ All passages are written on the grades 2-3 or 4-5 Text Complexity Grade Bands

★ Attractive borders

★ Easy-to-read, attractive fonts

⭐ Format

→ 2 short paired passages (totaling 70 passages) on related topics

→ 3 objective questions

→ 1 open-ended response question

→ detailed Answer Keys

→ Answer Keys identify the objective covered for every question

⭐ Titles Included

1. How to Make a Kite / Kite Song

2. The History of Soccer / My Worst Soccer Game Ever

3. Bear Escapes from Zoo / Bears

4. George Washington, Father of Our Country / The Legend of the Cherry Tree

5. A Home for Wild Mustangs / My Horse Bucky

6. Service Horses / Pepper and Sheryl

7. I'm Just a Little Emu / The Emu

8. Not Just a Sand Castle / Donations from the Texas Sand Fest

9. Make-A-Wish Foundation / John Cena and 500 Kids

10. Mount Fuji / My Trip to the Top

11. My Week at Camp / Piney Woods Adventure Camp

12. Rat Patrol / The Cat Hotel

13. How to Find a Lost Dog / Jupiter, the Siberian Husky

14. Why Were Buffalo Important? / The King's Buffalo

15. Trigger and Roy Rogers / Two Horses and a Man

16. Loch Ness Monster / Bigfoot

17. Babysitting / Childcare in Your Home

18. Mars, the Red Planet / Could People Live on Mars?

19. Vultures / Nature's Clean-Up Crew

20. The Rocky Mountains / The Appalachian Mountains

21. Banana Pancakes / Create-A-Face Pancakes

22. My Cousin, Jenna / The Cardboard Fort

23. Moon Watching / Max's Science Project

24. Lori's Rock Collection / Fool's Gold or Real Gold

25. Dangerous Plants / Ava and Ellie Pick Berries

26. The Treasure Chest / The Wallet

27. Charlie Becomes a Cowboy / Charlie and the Mustang

28. Police Dogs / From Shelter Dog to Service Dog

29. The Puppy Bowl / Kittens Play Football

30. Grandma's Surprise / Ricky Bakes Cupcakes

31. The Giant Panda / The Red Panda

32. Antarctica, Earth's South Pole / The North Pole

33. Are Chimpanzees and Humans Related? / Gui, the Baby Chimp

34. Alaska, the Largest State / Rhode Island

35. The Arctic Tern / A Tiny Migrator

⭐ Uses

★ Bell Work. Students get in a routine of getting to work immediately upon entering the classroom. By the time the teacher is finished with attendance reporting and other morning routines, students are finished working. The teacher can then review the work in whole group.

★ Homework Packet

★ Small Group Instruction

★ Sub Work

★ Intervention

★ Differentiation

★ Test Prep


⭐ Daily Language Reviews

2nd Grade Daily Language Review

3rd Grade Daily Language Review

4th Grade Daily Language Review

5th Grade Daily Language Review

⭐ Daily Reading Reviews

3rd Grade Daily Reading Comprehension

4th Grade Daily Reading Comprehension


⭐What teachers are saying about these passages:

★ Thank you so much for creating this resource. It is the best reading review I have used. I love how the kiddos have to write along with the multiple choice questions. Wonderful product.

★ This has worked great for my reading warm-up. My students are improving their reading skills everyday.

★ Love being able to see student mastery at a glance like this! Thanks so much!

★ I use this as independent practice in my resource room. I bound them into a workbook. Perfect addition to our rotations!

★ This resource really helped keep my students engaged. Thank you.

★ This has made the perfect resource for weekly reading homework. Thank you.

★ Great resource - my students love the passages and questions are much deeper thinking!!


The license you are purchasing is to use this resource only in the classroom of the teacher who purchases it. Please purchase multiple licenses at a discounted price if this is for more than one teacher. Thank you for your honesty and for respecting my work. ❤


Thank you,

Rose Kasper

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