SPORTS Bundle: Informational Text Close Reading Passages for BIG KIDS

Rated 4.91 out of 5, based on 228 reviews
228 Ratings
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
  • Zip
70 pages
List Price:
You Save:
List Price:
You Save:
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT

What educators are saying

I've used these passages throughout the year with my baseball-themed classroom. The students are all very engaged while doing them.
These passages were perfect for the first week of school in August when we were assessing students. The passages were informative and engaging.

Products in this Bundle (3)


    Sometimes it helps to add some “star power” to your reading comprehension activities. I know for my sports-obsessed readers, nothing captures their attention quite like their favorite sports teams and athletes.

    With that in mind, I created these sets of close reading passages that feature several of today’s best NBA and NFL players. I've also included a set of baseball passages that feature the stories behind the most well-known baseball traditions.

    This bundle gives you a nice selection sports reading passages and comprehension activities you can use over and over again. In addition to the baseball, basketball, and football passages, this printable PDF packet also includes comprehension worksheets for each selection.

    This BUNDLE contains:

    • All About Athletes Close Reading Passages Bundle

    • Baseball Informational Text Close Reading Bundle

    • Amazing Athletes Informational Text Task Cards

    • 55-pages of No PREP reading comprehension work

    • 15-reading selection topics with text-based worksheets


    Athlete Close Reads include:

    • Patrick Mahomes

    • Derrick Henry

    • Peyton Manning

    • Russell Wilson

    • Lamar Jackson

    • Travis Kelce

    • Giannis Antetokounmpo

    • Kevin Durant

    • Luka Doncic

    • LeBron James

    • The History of Bobbleheads

    • The Seventh Inning Stretch

    • A Sing-Along for the Ages: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

    • Forbes Field

    • Baseball Grub: A History of Ballpark Food

    Also included are 6-NO PREP graphic organizers to help students identify:

    • Fact and Opinion

    • The 5-W’s of Informational text

    • Cause and Effect

    • Compare and Contrast

    • 2-extension activities for students to complete after reading the passages and completing the questions

    • Close Reading Strategy Page

    Watch as your students become more engaged, independent readers, capable of answering text dependent questions. After this, your students will be asking for more selections to prepare for state testing.

    Estimated Lexile Measure is 850-1010


    For TASK CARDS and Literacy Center Tools for Test Review:

    • Character Analysis Task Cards

    • Context Clue Task Cards to Middle School

    • Reading Literature Task Card Toolkit


    I would love your feedback on this product. Also, feel free to FOLLOW me so that you have the chance to find out about any new novel units, reader's theaters, and other language arts materials I create as soon as they are posted.

    Happy Close Reading!

    Total Pages
    70 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
    Report this resource to TPT
    Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
    Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
    Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
    Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.


    Questions & Answers


    TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

    More About Us

    Keep in Touch!

    Sign Up