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 text-based evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code system. Perfect for introducing Common Core close reading in a fun and engaging way students LOVE, and the passages integrate science, social studies, holidays, and seasonal topics, too!
Note: There is also a 2nd grade edition of this bundle that contains the same passages but edited to make the vocabulary and sentence structure more appropriate for readers at a lower reading level. The two are designed so they could be used side-by-side in a classroom for differentiation while all students are reading the same basic content.
For EACH month August through May, there are about 10 non-fiction passages, 5 fiction passages, and 1 passage of another genre (poetry, recipe, etc.) This bundle includes these products:
Text Detectives- August Edition
Text Detectives- September Edition
Text Detectives- October Edition
Text Detectives- November Edition
Text Detectives- December Edition
Text Detectives- January Edition
Text Detectives- February Edition
Text Detectives- March Edition
Text Detectives- April Edition
Text Detectives- May Edition
*** Note: October is now included! Please re-download.***
Want to know more about what is included, or the level of text? Please download the PREVIEW file for a full table of contents, and
download the FREE sampler here!
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!
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Interested in just part of the year? Be sure to check out my fall and spring semester bundles!
Text Detectives- Fall Bundle
Text Detectives- Spring Bundle