Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities

Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions - Thanksgiving Activities
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Fall and Thanksgiving Close Reading Differentiated Passages, Text-Dependent Questions, Graphic Organizers, Posters, and More

I created this resource to help students read complex texts independently and for a specific purpose. I’ve researched several strategies for close reading and have developed a process that will make your teaching more effective, and help your students develop skills to read for deeper meaning.

This resource contains everything you will need to implement close reading in your classroom! I’ve included THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom! There are also text-dependent questions and writing prompts for your students to cite evidence from the text.

Included in this resource:

Leveled Passages:

Included in this resource are four fall and Thanksgiving-themed reading passages. Each passage contains text features that your students must analyze. There are three levels of each passage so you can easily differentiate with your students. The levels are based on word count and Lexile levels which can be found in the top left corner of each passage.

Why Leaves Change Color – Lexile: 930L

Why Leaves Change Color – Lexile: 750L

Why Leaves Change Color – Lexile: 610L

Growing Pumpkins – Lexile: 980L

Growing Pumpkins – Lexile: 780L

Growing Pumpkins – Lexile: 660L

There’s More Than One Way – Lexile: 930L

There’s More Than One Way – Lexile: 770L

There’s More Than One Way – Lexile: 670L

The First Thanksgiving – Lexile: 960L

The First Thanksgiving – Lexile: 780L

The First Thanksgiving – Lexile: 660L

Understanding the Standards Teacher Guide

This printable helps teachers understand the purpose of each reading and how each reading ties into specific Common Core Anchor Standards. I've outlined what each student should focus on, and the learning targets for each reading.

Printable Implementation Guide

This printable gives step-by-step instructions for implementing close reading in your classroom. It can be used as your own personal reference and/or can be handed out to students prior to the first read. I've also included these printables with a Fall/Thanksgiving theme.

Printable Annotation Guides (Mark Up the Text)

These printable annotation guides help students quickly annotate or mark up the text using symbols. I’ve included two different levels of this resource.

Printable Close Reader Poster

This poster is a visual reminder to help students understand their role as a close reader.

Text-Dependent Questions and Writing Prompts

Each passage includes text-dependent questions for each of the three themes or categories in the Common Core Anchor Standards (Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas). Each passage also includes one writing prompt that is to be completed after the third read. This writing prompt requires students to synthesize or make connections by combining their thinking and knowledge with evidence from the text. Answer keys are included.

Graphic Organizers

In addition to the text-dependent questions, I've also included the following graphic organizers:

•Key Ideas and Details Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)

•Main Idea Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)

•Vocabulary Graphic Organizer (with and without lines)

Standards Addressed:

RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10

Perfect for grades 3 through 6!

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This resource is now bundled here:

Close Reading - Differentiated Reading Passages - Text-Dependent Questions

Check out my other Close Reading Resources:

Close Reading: Back to School Differentiated Passages | Text Dependent Questions

Close Reading: Fall and Halloween Passages and Text-Dependent Questions

Close Reading: Christmas Differentiated Passages and Text-Dependent Questions

Close Reading: Winter Differentiated Reading Passages | Text-Dependent Questions

Close Reading: Presidents Day Differentiated Passages | Text-Dependent Questions

Close Reading: Spring Differentiated Reading Passages | Text-Dependent Questionse

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Close Reading: Plants Differentiated Reading Passages | Text-Dependent Questions

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As always, please ask ANY and ALL questions before purchasing. Thank you so much!

Thank you, and enjoy!

Copyright© 2014 Kristine Nannini

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Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

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