Reluctant Readers: Mysteries and Wonders Passages and Assessments MEGA BUNDLE!

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Are you dealing with reluctant or struggling readers in your upper elementary or middle school ELA classroom? Or are you and your students just tired of the typical mainstream texts used in many ELA programs? Then these high-interest "printable/no prep" articles are the answer to get your students excited again about reading, to keep them on task and engaged, and to provide them with Common Core-aligned assessment practice!

THIS IS A GROWING BUNDLE! This collection is expanding rapidly! New and engaging resources will be added in the coming months. In mid-February, two more resources will join the collection. At that time the price will increase to $36. By purchasing this collection now you will have FREE access to all future expanded versions of this resource set without paying a penny more, and you'll receive notifications as soon as they are available!

This bundled resource currently contains all THIRTY-FOUR individual products listed and linked below and is priced at a huge 50% discount compared to purchasing these individual resources separately in my store! Now you can enjoy all THIRTY-FOUR of the Mystery and Wonder informational text readings and assessments with your class AND motivate and engage your reluctant readers with these high-interest articles and questions. Why not plan a unit around this collection, that's what I have done for several years and the kids have loved it! Each of the 34 resources follows a similar format: a high-interest article of 750-1000 words followed by approximately 20-30 assessment questions which target key informational text reading standards and require close reading of the passage. Please download and look at the Preview for a better understanding of the collection.

CUSTOM BUNDLES: Are you interested in some but not all of the 34 resources in this bundled collection? Then create your own custom-made bundle! Just send me an email at with the titles of the individual resources from this collection you would like to buy (a minimum of six). I’ll then create the bundle with only the titles you request. Soon after you will receive a link to order your personalized collection from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. You will have 10 days to place your order, and best of all, you will save 25% over the individual resource price! For example, if you order a seven-resource custom bundle, you will pay $10.50 instead of the $14 it would normally cost to purchase the same seven resources individually. Please email me if you have any further questions about this custom bundle offer!

The Loch Ness Monster

The Bermuda Triangle

Dowsing For Water

The Town The Earth Swallowed

The Mystery of Amelia Earhart


The Caves of Altamira

Tower of London Ghosts

Graphology: Science or Nonsense?

The Strange and Funny World of Names

Hiroo Onoda: The Last Samurai

America's Time Capsules

Palm Reading: Science or Nonsense?

Atlantis: Legend and Fact

The Great Martian Invasion

The Krakatoa Volcano Disaster

The Winchester Mystery House

The Abominable Snowman

The Giants of Easter Island

The Truth About Vampires

Werewolves of London

Swallowed By A Whale?

UFOs: Aliens, Hallucinations, or Natural Phenomena?

Mermaids: The Maidens of the Sea

Ludwig: The Mad Castle Builder

Secrets of Stonehenge

Machu Picchu: Inca Citadel

The Shroud of Turin

The Year Without a Summer

The "Human Calculators"


Dragons of the World

The Truth About Dragons

Alexander Selkirk: "Robinson Crusoe"

These passages and assessments are ideal as part of a close reading program in your classroom based around mastery of the Common Core! What does that mean to you as a classroom teacher? It means that this is not the typical “one reading I'm done” comprehension work often given before the Common Core Standards were created. To complete the assessments for the passages, students will need "to undertake the close, attentive reading and re-reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex and worthy works.”
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