These Read Like a Detective passages were developed because I needed a way to teach each of these standards with comprehension questions. My district has modeled their assessments for primary students after the PARCC frameworks so my students need a lot of practice with these types of evidence based multiple-choice questions.
As an ELA curriculum writer for my district, I have scoured the internet for resources to teach the Reading Literature and Reading Informational text standards. There is almost nothing for primary students!
These passages will allow teachers to teach students to describe characters, setting and events. These passages also include developed characters that will allow students to describe a character’s traits and justify with evidence from the text. Most primary texts do not have well developed characters so teaching this skill is difficult unless done during a read aloud. Central message is also reinforced in these passages.
Here are the texts included in the pack:
10 Lexiled literary passages
Kate and Ben
Where is it?
Don't Squish it!
What Was That?
If you are interested in more passages for other standards, check out my Read Like a Detective 50 Passages Bundled Pack!
Read Like a Detective 50 Passage Bundled Pack