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Reading Passages Holiday Bundle

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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).

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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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