Paired Passages - Text Connections

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  1. This Reading Task Cards Bundle is filled with task cards to help your students practice their reading comprehension. It includes our Paired Selections to help students make connections between texts, that is a TpT Top 100 resource. Each activity is right on target with objectives required by CCSS an
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Product Description

Twelve high-interest paired paragraphs, each with one question that requires a high level of thinking to complete. You will receive:

-24 high interest paired passages (2 per page)

-12 questions, each requiring the reader to make text to text connections

-answer recording sheets

-answer keys

The set is provided in both color (for use in learning stations) and black and white (for student reproducibles). Six of the paired passages are presented in the free downloadable preview.

Use these short passages to teach text connections. Then, use them subsequently for:

-genre study investigations

-author’s purpose investigations

All paired passages are original (except for three poems from the public domain) and written on engaging, high-interest topics for students such as the Trail of Tears, Mount Fuji, and dung beetles. Use one or two for a short review, or use all 24 in a more extended lesson.

These paired passages are perfect for whole group, small group, learning stations, scoot activities, or one to one instruction. Questions are rigorous and use tons of academic vocabulary. They are great to prepare for the state reading tests.

Check out the free preview for a complete list of titles and genres. I hope you enjoy this Top 100 Product!


Other reading comprehension resources:

Story Elements

Text Connections - Paired Reading Selections

Fiction Comprehension Question Cards

Nonfiction Comprehension Question Cards

Main Idea Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Sequence Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Author’s Purpose Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Inference Story Cards

Cause and Effect Task Cards with Quiz

The Bundle is available here.


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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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