Reading Comprehension Passages - Sweets - Digital & Print Close Reading

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Fun in 5th Grade
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Sweet Treats Close Reads with Mystery Pictures, provided in both DIGITAL and PRINT formats, are designed to engage students in analyzing text using close reading comprehension strategies.  This resource motivates students to persevere through the multi-draft reading process with the use of the mystery grid picture, making it a fun activity that students will ask for again and again! 

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This Sweet Treats set features three different texts about a bake-off, the history of ice cream, and donuts around the world!  Students will love learning about these sweet treats as they read 3 different texts: one fiction passage and two informational texts

These texts are DIFFERENTIATED at three reading levels, so all students will be appropriately challenged!  As they complete the close reading process, students will build comprehension by answering text-dependent questions. Here’s the fun part: their answers to the questions will help them “decode” and color the corresponding sweet treat mystery grid picture! 

Graphic organizers and writing prompts are also included to enhance reading comprehension and can be used as you see fit!  Want to see for yourself? Check out this fun FREEBIE to see how the text levels and questions can work for your classroom! 

This activity is perfect for training students to read a text multiple times in order to truly understand it. By reading a text more than once, annotating it, and answering questions, students will learn to find and analyze:

  • Author’s purpose
  • Text structure
  • Text-based evidence
  • Central ideas

      ...And more!!

☆ Included in Every Set ☆

  • Teacher Pages: explaining the different parts of the resource and how to use it in the classroom
  • Digital Copies: of the student pages for assigning via Google Slides or Powerpoint + instructions
  • 3 Different Texts: passages that are differentiated into three different reading levels. 1 fiction and 2 nonfiction texts
  • 10 Text-Dependent Questions: corresponding to each passage (Option to use with or without the mystery grid)
  • 3 Mystery Grid Pictures:  one for each passage, corresponding to the text-dependent questions
  • 3 Writing Prompts: one for each passage
  • Graphic Organizers: as an option to use with any of the texts
  • Student Printables: close reading/annotating tip sheets to print for the students to keep/use during the process. Perfect for notebooks!

☆ Texts Included in this Resource ☆

"The Bake Off" a fiction passage about a girl in a baking competition

"The History of Ice Cream" an informational passage all about the history of ice cream

"Donuts Around the World" an informational passage about the different donut-type treats all over the globe

☆ Options for Use in the Classroom ☆

Use these high-interest texts to practice close reading strategies, answering text-dependent questions, vocabulary, and responding to text in writing.

  • Whole group
  • Small groups
  • Learning centers/stations
  • Homework
  • Sub Plans
  • Test Prep
  • Tutoring
  • Room Transformations

TERMS OF USE - © Fun in 5th Grade & MORE

This item is a paid digital download from my TpT store

As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet is strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permission!

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