Spring Nonfiction Close Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Bundle

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    1. I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotte
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    I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

    How are my close reading texts unique?
    ★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me
    ★ Discreetly differentiated into five levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities
    ★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages
    ★ Paired text and activity for each topic
    ★ Format options for use with or without interactive notebooks

    Perfect for:
    ★ Whole group
    ★ Guided reading
    ★ ELA centers
    ★ Homework

    What is included?
    ★ Overview of close reading
    ★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group, small group, and homework options
    ★ Five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, paired text and activity, and answer keys for each topic
    ★ Half-page and notebook page header options for interactive notebooks

    BONUS!
    Click here to download FREE 10-question assessments to go with all of my monthly close reading topics!

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    Included in the Bundle:

    {March}
    Theodor Seuss Geisel - Synthesizing information, cause/effect, descriptive writing, paired with Shel Silverstein (narrative writing)
    Basketball - Synthesizing information, diagrams, descriptive writing, paired with Michael Jordan (opinion writing)
    The Alamo - Summarizing, context clues, opinion or descriptive writing, paired with Davy Crockett (opinion writing)
    Sled Dog Racing - Synthesizing information, main idea/details, opinion writing, paired with Alaskan Husky (important details)

    {April}
    Opening Day (history and celebrations) - Cause/effect, supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Take Me Out to the Ball Game (opinion writing)
    Titanic (ship's features) - Author’s purpose, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Luxury Airlines (compare/contrast)
    Jelly Beans (how they're made) - Details, sequencing, opinion writing, paired with Ronald Reagan (opinion writing)
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (how to) - Context clues, imperative sentences, opinion writing, paired with Vermicomposting (visualizing)

    {May}
    Bike Safety - Synthesizing information, imperative sentences, opinion writing, paired with Tour de France (inferencing, opinion writing)
    Kentucky Derby - Synthesizing information, main idea/supporting details, opinion writing, paired with Triple Crown (opinion writing)
    Jewish Americans - Synthesizing information, text structure, opinion writing, paired with More Jewish Americans (compare/contrast)
    Golden Spike - Greek and Latin roots, cause/effect, opinion writing, paired with Panama Canal (compare/contrast)

    {June}
    Pearls - Compare/contrast, cause/effect, narrative writing, paired with Diamonds (problem/solution)
    Fishing - Sequencing, figurative language, narrative writing, paired with Invasive Species (problem/solution, narrative writing)
    Flag History - Context clues, primary source, opinion writing, paired with Flag Code (visualizing)
    Adopt a Cat - Synthesizing information, alliteration, persuasive writing, paired with Shelter Animals (problem/solution)

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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
    Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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