Paired passages and paired texts are becoming more prevalent in classrooms across the country. Many state assessments have started using paired passages and texts instead of single passages. This resource will provide with the necessary resources you need to tackle paired passages in your classroom in an engaging, seasonal way.
This resource includes two sets of paired passages (four passages total) with a winter or Christmas theme.
Here is a snapshot of the passages:
Two texts about with the same topic of snow safety: one is an information text with tips and advice and the other is a fiction text about two children who disregard snow safety and learn a lesson
Two informational texts about Christmas traditions: one text about Italy and one about France
Each set includes the following:
4 Constructed Response Questions that require information or knowledge from both texts.
A Highlight Your Evidence Printable that requires the student to dig deeply into both texts to find evidence to support a conclusion.
A Writing Prompt that requires the students to integrate details from both texts.
Each set is available in two versions: Worksheet Version and Interactive Notebook Version.