Reading Comprehension Passages - Close Reading Passages & Activities for April

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  1. Get an entire year's worth of close reading practice with high-interest passages and response pages. These ready-to-use close reading resources include 4 passages for each month with 3 days of response pages and an extension activity. Everything you need for close reading in your classroom is includ
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Are you looking for reading comprehension practice to last you throughout the entire month of April with high-interest topics and teacher-approved response pages? This ready-to-use close reading resource includes 4 passages for the month, 3 days of response pages for each passage, and an extension activity for each topic. Everything you need for close reading comprehension in April is included.

Close reading helps build foundational skills for reading that help with critical thinking skills and beyond. Students will love the fun and engaging passages, and you'll love that they are getting meaningful close reading practice with no prep!

Here is what you will get:

  • Four monthly themed passages for April
  • Three reading response pages for each passage
  • Answer sheets for each day of responses.
  • An extension activity for each topic
  • Text annotating pages
  • ....and more!

April nonfiction topics included:

⭐️ April Fools’ Day

⭐️Earth Day

⭐️The Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

⭐️National Poetry Month

This resource provides engaging passages with response pages focused on:

  • Day 1 is focused on the main idea and details.
  • Day 2 is focused on vocabulary and text structure.
  • Day 3 is focused on making inferences, the theme, and the author's craft.
  • A bonus extension activity is included for each topic.

You can use the passages in small groups, as independent practice, for weekly homework practice, or in any way that you choose!

Each passage comes with print-and-go versions plus Google Slides that you can assign to students with Google Drive or Google Classroom.

Close reading allows your students to practice moving beyond their first impression of a text through repeated readings. Students will actively examine texts and draw evidence and knowledge from them.

Please note, the number of pages included in this pack includes the answer sheets, not all pages are student pages.

Digital passages are also included.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Julie V. says, "Thank you for the great activities. This is what I was looking for! The readings are just long enough to be engaging without overwhelming my lowest readers but also keeping everyone else interested as well. These are great passages for practicing our close reading strategies."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Barbara B. says, "This product has been one of my favorite resources this year. The passages are well written and appropriate for my students."

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Purchase Close Reading for the Entire Year to get this pack plus close reading for each month of the year and close reading reference materials as well!


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