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This Spring Paired Text unit targets reading comprehension using two different passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same spring themed topic. The 82 page packet is loaded with 8 reading passages (4 sets of paired texts) including 2 historical, 2 scientific, 2 biographical, and 2 technical pieces.
Each passage has comprehension questions for each text which target a variety of reading strategies including main idea, context clues, cause and effect, and more. There is also a vocabulary practice page for each set which includes Latin/Greek roots, synonym - antonym, matching, and more. There is a double sided paired text worksheet that asks question requiring the student to refer to both texts, to analyze, and combine information to formulate answers. Plus three writing prompts (narrative, expository and persuasive) are included for each set. This resource is definitely academic, but contains lots of engaging, thematic topics your kids will enjoy!
Specifically, this set includes:
8 Double Sided Passages with a total of 4 paired texts
Mercury 3 and The Freedom 7
15 Minutes in Space (Alan Shepard’s Story)
Honey Bees and Africanized Bees (Killer Bees)
Diary of a Beekeeper
John James Audubon (famous bird painter)
How Wool is Made
My Grandma’s Sheep Farm
Vocabulary page for each set (total of 4)
Double Sided Paired Text Questions for each set (total of 4 = 8 pages)
Narrative, Expository and Persuasive Writing Prompts for each set (total of 12 pages)
Venn Diagram Template
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