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Reading Passages Bundle for 4th Grade and 5th Grade

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7 MB|139 pages
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These 54 nonfiction reading passages are perfect for close reading or test prep at any time of the year. Use for direct instruction, partner work, guided reading, homework, warm-up work, or intervention. Each passage requires close reading and a high level of thinking. Many context clues and inference questions are included. Each test prep reading passage is about a Science or Social Studies topic to facilitate your cross-curricular instruction. Lexile levels have been assigned to each reading passage. Grade level designations are reflective of the Common Core Stretch Lexile Bands.


These are the same passages that are included in my monthly Close Reading bundles, so if you own those OR the All-Year Close Reading Bundle, do not purchase this set because you already own these passages!

Titles Included:

Set 1:

1. Dinosaur Poop (1010L)
2. Vampire Squid (960L)
3. Regions of the United States (890L)
4. Porcupines (980L)
5. Prairie Dogs (1000L)
6. The Accidental Potato Chip (870L)
7. The American Civil War (1010L)
8. Benjamin Franklin’s Childhood (1000L)
9. Volcanoes (960L)
10. So You Want To Be an Astronaut? (890L)
11. The Boston Tea Party (840L)
12. Causes of the American Revolution (910L)
13. What, More Taxes? (1010L)
14. Dung Beetles (900L)
15. Extreme Insects (880L)
16. Fireflies (910L)

Set 2
1. We Will Remember 9/11 (830L)
2. Frederick Douglass--Former Slave and Advisor to the President (890L)
3. The Constitution--A New World Is at Hand (1030L)
4. Pirates Weren't Really Cute, After All (870L)
5. Christopher Columbus, a Brave Explorer (940L)
6. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the World (740L)
7. Helen Keller (740L)
8. Komodo Dragons, King of the Lizards (910L)
9. Squanto: Man of Two Worlds (780L)
10. Drones: Unmanned Flying Machines (810L)
11. Turkeys, Birds of a Different Feather (760L)
12. King Tut, Boy King (720L)

Set 3
1. The Wright Brothers: Were They First? (850L)
2. Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Leader (790L)
3. Cotton Candy (740L)
4. The Boston Tea Party (770L)
5. Celebrating the Chinese New Year (930L)
6. The Emperor Penguin (970L)
7. What's In Australia (950L)
8. Hibernation, a Long Winter's Nap (870L)
9. Kids on Facebook? (970L)
10. The Amazing Polar Bear (920L)
11. Super Bowl Sunday (930L)
12. Abe Lincoln Saves a Pig (910L)

Set 4:
1. The Iditarod, The Last Great Race (1040L)
2. Remember the Alamo! (920L)
3. The Blizzard of 1888 (970L)
4. St. Patrick's Day (970L)
5. Weird Facts You Don't Know About April Fool's Day (990L)
6. The Amazing Journey from Egg to Baby Chick (810L)
7. Who Wants to Visit the North Pole? (940L)
8. A Special Gravestone for the President (770L)
9. The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports (920L)
10. Lewis and Clark Explore the West (760L)
11. The First Spacewalk, a Near Tragedy (890L)
12. Remember Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day (930L)

To see previews, click on the links below.

Set 1 - 16 passages
Set 2 - 12 passages
Set 3 - 12 passages
Set 4 - 12 passages
Bundle of all Four Sets


I have had the honor of writing professionally for The University of Texas at Austin. The texts you will be receiving are of the same quality you would receive from any publisher.


The license you are purchasing is to use this resource only in the classroom of the teacher who purchases it. Please purchase multiple licenses for a discounted price if this is for more than one teacher. Thank you for your honesty and for respecting my work.


Many blessings,

Rose Kasper
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