Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! May Edition

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2nd - 4th
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The ORIGINAL Text Detectives for Color-Coded Comprehension and Text Evidence! :) 15 passages!

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 system. Perfect for introducing close reading in a fun and engaging way students LOVE!

The May pack is perfect for celebrating the end of the year (including the last day of school and field day), learning about famous sporting events like the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500, and reading about special holidays from Mother's Day to Memorial Day to Teacher Appreciation Day! This pack also includes multiple biographies and a summer recipe.

This Text Detectives pack includes 10 non-fiction passages:
- May Day
- Biography: George Lucas
- Cinco De Mayo
- Kentucky Derby
- Biography: Madeleine Albright
- Levi Strauss: Making an American Classic
- John F. Kennedy and The Space Race
- Biography: Sally Ride
- Memorial Day
- The Indianapolis 500

This pack also includes 4 fiction passages:
- Teacher Appreciation Day
- A Mother’s Day Surprise
- Field Day
- Last Day of School

There is also one recipe:
- Bookworms for Summer Reading

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 see April's version of Text Detectives for a FREE sample passage to try in your classroom.

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
Text Detectives- April Edition

Or SAVE by purchasing a bundle!
Text Detectives- Fall Bundle
Text Detectives- Spring Bundle
Text Detectives- Through the Year Bundle
Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 month
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