Included in this product you will find 6 different close reading passages over bluebonnets, mockingbirds, pecan tree, the Texas state flag, monarch butterflies, and other Texas symbols (state nickname, motto and song). Along with each close reading passage, there are comprehension questions and vocabulary questions. I have also included a flip book that students can glue into their journals on on construction paper to record what they have learned about Texas symbols. These passages are perfect for 2nd and 3rd grade however, could be used with advanced 1st graders and teacher guidance.
These are great for whole group lessons, small group instruction, collaborative group work, independent work, and even homework!