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This Paired Texts by the Season Bundle targets reading comprehension using two different passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same seasonal topic (Fall, Winter, and Spring). The 246 page packet is loaded with 24 reading passages (12 sets of paired texts) including 6 historical, 6 scientific, 6 biographical, and 6 technical pieces.
Each passage has comprehension questions for each text which target a variety of reading strategies including main idea, context clues, cause and effect, and more. There is also a vocabulary practice page for each set which includes Latin/Greek roots, synonym - antonym, matching, and more. There are double sided paired text worksheets that asks questions requiring the student to refer to both texts, to analyze, and combine information to formulate answers. Plus, three writing prompts (narrative, expository, and persuasive) are included for each set!
Paired texts can be challenging to find! I love that this set has everything you need to teach paired text right here. It is definitely a no prep tool for busy teachers and perfect for helping your readers grow!
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If you’re looking for more paired texts, here are two sets you can use any time:
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