Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - Summer (Print & Digital)

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I sent this home with my 5th-grade students as a summer work packet. The resource helped keep important ELA skills fresh!
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Text based evidence reading passages are important skills for most classrooms. These high interest reading passages are perfect for helping your students practice citing text evidence in preparation for state testing and mastering their grade level.

These citing textual evidence worksheets are also great for writing centers, group work, homework and reading test prep.

This resource includes 10 summer themed reading passages with a comprehension question that asks students to cite evidence from the text.

I have also included lined response worksheets with a mini rubric for citing text evidence. This checklist encourages students to utilize the commonly used RACE writing strategy (restate the question, answer, use text evidence to support the answer, and explain).

The following reading passages and skills are included:


-Beach Erosion

-Should School be Year Round?

-Batter Up! (Women's baseball)

-Fourth of July



-Summer Camp

-The Bright Yellow Fish

-The Summer of our Lives

-My New Bike


-The Water Sings Blue

Skills Reviewed

-Main Idea

-Opinion Writing

-Citing Text Evidence

-Compare & Contrast

-Point of View


-Rewrite the story with a different ending

-Connection to Self

-Theme in Poetry

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


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