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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Four nonfiction close reading passages for April:

  • April Fools’ Day
  • Earth Day
  • The Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
  • National Poetry Month

Each passage includes three days of response pages with answer sheets and an extension activity (the extension activities do include links to YouTube); day 1 focuses on main idea and details, day 2 focuses on vocabulary and text structure, and day 3 focuses on theme, author craft and inferencing.

Answer keys and introduction to close reading are also included.

No prep materials make it easy to implement close reading in your upper elementary classroom.

Each set of passages, response pages, and extension activity are also available on Google Slides to use for distance learning.

This set of passages is also part of a close reading bundle that includes passages for each month of the year and more. You can find this bundle here:

Close Reading-A Bundle for the Whole Year

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