The ORIGINAL Text Detectives for Color-Coded Comprehension & Text Evidence! :)
Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the textual evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code. Perfect for introducing close reading!
The April pack is perfect for learning about Earth Day, National Poetry Month, and special holidays from April Fools Day to School Librarian Day to Opening Day of baseball!
This Text Detectives pack includes 11 non-fiction passages:
- Earth Day
- Pollution on Everest, Coral Bleaching, and the Hole in the Ozone Layer
- Opening Day of America’s Pastime
- Taxes and the Boston Tea Party
- The Sinking of the Titanic
- Yuri’s Night
- Endangered Animals
- Water Cycle
- Biography: Shel Silverstein
This pack also includes 5 fiction passages:
- April Fools!
- Recycling: From Flub to Club
- School Librarian Day
- April Showers
There is also one poem:
- National Poetry Month
Aligned to CCSS R.L. 2.1, R.L. 3.1, R.L. 4.1 and R.I. 2.1, R.I. 3.1, and R.I 4.1, this Text Detectives pack is easy to use in your classroom as morning work, reading comprehension practice, a center activity, or homework. These can even be used to assess your students' ability to prove their answers in the text or as a relevant and engaging test prep activity! Many passages integrate seasonal science or social studies content to support your content instruction, but others are more generic to give you planning flexibility. I love using these passages with my RTI students in Title I or reading intervention!
Not sure if the reading level will be right for your students? Please download the free Text Detectives sampler in my store to try out a few passages!
If you enjoy this product, be sure to follow my store or blog to be notified when I post Super Text Detective packs for future months! :) You can also see my other packs below:
Text Detectives- November Edition
Text Detectives- December Edition
Text Detectives- January Edition
Text Detectives- February Edition
Text Detectives- March Edition
You can also SAVE by buying a bundle!
Text Detectives- Fall Bundle
Text Detectives- Spring Bundle
Text Detectives- Through the Year Bundle