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Reading Comprehension Passages for Google Drive Distance Learning

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2nd - 3rd
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14 students slides, 32 pages of directions, answer keys, etc.
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Working on locating answers and finding text evidence in reading? These 8 digital nonfiction passages help students practice finding, referring to, and citing text evidence. Students locate answers in reading and use the text evidence to write their answers.

This is a DIGITAL (PAPERLESS) RESOURCE meant to be used with Google Classroom™ and Google Forms™ and THIS IS NOT A PAPER/PENCIL RESOURCE.

These nonfiction articles about primates teach accountability when answering comprehension questions. Organizers for compare and contrast, and fact and opinion activity pages included. Students learn to cite text-based evidence as they enjoy reading and learning about primates.

Primates included are:

  • marmosets
  • capuchin monkeys
  • proboscis monkeys
  • tarsiers
  • golden snub-nosed monkeys
  • orangutans

What's different about this resource?

"Bubbles" rather than crayons are used to indicate which color to underline or highlight in. This is perfect for older, struggling readers to feel more mature and comfortable using these pages.


Looking for these nonfiction articles in a PENCIL-PAPER VERSION? CLICK HERE to check out the PAPER/PENCIL OPTION!


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Ideas and suggestions for differentiating based on students' needs are included.

How to use: Students read the passage at least one time before beginning the questions. Each question has a colored bubble in front of it. Students will look back in the reading, locate the answer, and cover it with the drag and drop highlighting strip in the designated color.

This set includes:

  • 8 Nonfiction text passages (in both color and black and white)
  • Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting
  • Fact summary page (Are/Have/Can) for students to organize and write their own thoughts about what primates are, what characteristics they have, and what they can do.
  • Fact and opinion worksheet for students to write their own facts and opinions
  • Fact sorting activity with an answer key
  • Answer keys
  • Directions for assigning these digital slides to students


  • This resource was created with Google Slides™.
  • You will need a Google email to make a copy for your Google Drive.
  • You can assign these passages through Google Classroom or send them via email to students.


  • Download and read the PDF directions.
  • Click the links to make a copy of each resource for your own drive.
  • Assign to your students using the enclosed directions.

This Text Evidence Packet is aligned to CCSS R.I. 2.1, R.I. 3.1, and R.I 4.1

*Please note: This resource is NOT EDITABLE.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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