Sports Informational Text Close Reading

Rated 4.95 out of 5, based on 54 reviews
54 Ratings
Renee Dooly
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
Formats Included
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36 pages
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This was an awesome resource to use during summer school! I used it during guided reading centers and it really kept the kids engaged.


Are you looking for nonfiction reading passages that can be used for close reading? Look no further! These informational text passages include real photos and information about various sports that will engage and inform your students.

Sports Included:

  • Ice Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

What is included in each pack?

  • One page informational passage for each animal
  • Graphic organizers for each passage
  • Text-dependent comprehension questions for each passage
  • Generic fact organizer
  • Writing paper (2 choices)

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Total Pages
36 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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