Reading Passages Holiday Bundle

Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
Reading Passages Holiday Bundle
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    Bundle Description
    Reading comprehension passages! Common core-aligned!

    This bundle includes 55 nonfiction reading passages from our holiday-themed packets for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Earth Day, St. Patrick's Day and Valentine's Day.

    Click here to check out our other Focus on Non-Fiction Bundle with 160 passages on a wide range of high-interest topics!

    Here is what you will find in this Focus on Non-fiction Holiday Bundle:

    Halloween - 6 passages
    Halloween Superstitions
    Halloween in Ireland (Note: this passage is also found in our World Holidays pack)
    All About Jack-o'-lanterns
    Famous Ghost Stories
    China's Ghost Festival
    The History of Trick-or-Treating

    Thanksgiving - 8 passages
    The First Thanksgiving
    The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation
    The Pilgrims
    Sarah Josepha Hale
    The Turkey
    Thanksgiving Foods

    Easter - 9 passages
    A History of the Easter Egg
    Easter Egg Games
    Easter Egg Rolling (Around the World)
    Easter in Russia (Note: this passage is also found in our World Holidays pack)
    France's Amazing Easter Omelet
    Hot Cross Buns
    New York's Easter Parade
    Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter Eggs
    The Easter Bilby

    Earth Day - 10 passages
    Building with Bottles (reusing garbage to build schools)
    Creative Ways to Help the Earth (an architect who plans to use ocean litter to build an island)
    Earth Day (Note: this passage is also found in our Science and Nature pack)
    Earth Hour
    People Power! (energy generated by people)
    Powered by the Sun (an aviator who has designed a solar powered plane)
    Renewable energies (wind, hydro, solar and geothermal energies)
    The Environmental 'R's' (reusing, reducing and recycling)
    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    Water Conservation

    Christmas - 10 passages
    Christmas Trees
    The Christmas Truce
    The Christmas Pickle
    Gift-Bringers from Around the World
    Candy Canes
    Christmas Kettles
    Christmas Superstitions
    The Colors of Christmas
    A Christmas Gift for Boston
    The Christmas Flower

    St. Patrick's Day - 6 passages
    Chicago's Green River (The tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green)
    St. Patrick's Day Celebrations (How the holiday is celebrated in a few different places)
    St. Patrick's Day Green (Why people wear green)
    St. Patrick's Day Legends (Irish legends e.g. leprechauns, lucky shamrocks & the Blarney Stone)
    Who Was Saint Patrick? (Note: there are similarities between this passage and our St. Patrick's Day passage in our World Holidays pack, but they are not identical.)

    Valentine's Day - 6 passages
    To My Valentine (History of Valentine's Day Cards)
    Valentine's Day Around The World
    Valentine's Day Through History
    We Love Chocolate!
    Who Was Saint Valentine?

    Also included with each passage set:

    • A dictionary page for each packet (7 in total) for students to consult as they read.
    • A page outlining the Common Core standards which have been met in each packet
    • Answer key for each page

    Each passages has a selection of 3 different types of questions (main idea, short answer, word webs, creative thinking, multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blank, higher order, personal opinion).

    If you have any questions about this product, feel free to contact us through the Product Q&A tab below.

    Keywords: close reading, non-fiction reading, reading groups, comprehension practice, homework, reading center, informational texts, ela, English language arts, social studies, guided reading, history, holidays, observances
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