Reading Comprehension Passages Halloween Test Prep

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Lindsay Flood
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5th - 8th
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Are you looking for engaging and rigor when it comes to your Reading Comprehension Passages and Text Analysis in your upper elementary classroom?

These texts will grab the attention of your students, and they will love digging into the content and finding text based evidence to support their learning.

Here's what other teachers are saying about this resource:

"Finally! A high quality, high interest resource for a skill that there doesn't seem to be a lot of tools out there for. We just recently had a staff meeting about re-vamping our reading instruction with our district's reading specialist and she discussed close reading but didn't have any resources for us to use or draw from. I can't wait to use these in my classroom and tell my colleagues about them!"

- Zach ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"I used these Close reading passages in October for my literacy group students. The close read technique helped them break down the questions more easily and with different leveled versions, it fit many different groups in a way to include fun for upper level students."

- Lisa ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"I love these text, they are perfect for individual work, whole group, or small group. It provides a break of the sometimes boring curriculum. The students really enjoyed the creepy facts. I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but felt these were great!"

- Ellen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I have 6 creepy, highly-engaging articles that are perfect to get kids excited about CLOSE READING and using TEXT BASED EVIDENCE! Once they read one of these articles, students will want to analyze every text they read!

This Reading Comprehension Resource is the perfect way to introduce or review CLOSE READING and TEXT BASED EVIDENCE in whole group, small group, and in literacy centers.

This Reading Comprehension Creepy Resource Includes:

  • Steps to Close Reading mini-posters {for students to add to their reading notebooks or folders}
  • 6 REALLY CREEPY original nonfiction articles with a Higher Lexile Level and Lower Lexile Level for Each Article (Lexile Ranges: 670-1050)
  • 12 ARTICLE SPECIFIC text based evidence graphic organizers to use with EACH of the 6 REALLY CREEPY articles
  • 14 text based evidence graphic organizers to use with each article

The 6 SUPER CREEPY Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Passages Included:

  • Cities of the Dead (Main Idea: Cemeteries in Louisiana and why the tombs are above ground)
  • Haunted House: Fact or Fiction?
  • Our Blood
  • Pumpkin Guts
  • Spooky Spiders
  • Vampire Bats

Want MORE engaging, rigorous "STUFF" Reading Comprehension Texts & Close Reads?

really GROSS stuff

really STRANGE stuff

really JOLLY stuff

really MYSTERIOUS stuff

really FUNNY stuff

Bundle #1 - Gross, Creepy and Jolly Stuff

Bundle #2 - Strange, Mysterious and Funny Stuff

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