Reading Comprehension Passages | ELA Review Activity | Back to School

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Welcome students back to school with these fun, no prep, themed close reading passages with mystery pictures! Just print and GO! There are three DIFFERENT passages each DIFFERENTIATED at three DIFFERENT reading levels PLUS one BONUS FREEBIE passage. There are three nonfiction texts and one fiction text. Each text comes with text-dependent questions, writing prompt, graphic organizers, and a mystery grid picture. Purchase the bundle to get all of my HOLIDAY close read sets! ***Click here to see the bundle!***

*This is a bundle of BOTH the digital AND print versions of the texts and activities!

Click here to watch the YouTube video overview to see how the digital version works.

Features of this Resource

✔ Teacher Pages: explaining the different parts of the resource and how to use it in the classroom.

✔ Student Printables: to print for the students to keep/use during the reading. Perfect for notebooks!

✔ 4 Different Texts: each having three levels of difficulty.

✔ 10 Text Dependent Questions for each passage. Use with or without the mystery grid.

✔ 4 Writing Prompts: one for each passage

✔ 4 Mystery Grids: one for each passage

✔ Answer Keys: for the 10 text dependent questions and the mystery grid.

✔ Graphic Organizers: as an option to use with any of the texts.

Texts Included in this Resource

"First Day of School" a fiction passage about how a young girl from Russia and an American girl view their first day of school

"How Crayons Are Made" an informational passage about the process used to make crayons

"Classrooms Around the World" an informational passage about what's is like for students all over the world


"Crayola Company History" an informational passage about the history of the Crayola company ***Try this free one by clicking here!***

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