This is the 2nd Grade edition of Text Detectives August. You can find the original 3rd Grade version here.
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 August pack is perfect for back-to-school, with passages about the first day of school, school rules, and even back-to-school favorite author Kevin Henkes. There are also plenty of engaging passages about historical events and landmarks, famous people, and science content, too! The passages even celebrate wacky holidays like Left Handers' Day!
This Text Detectives pack includes 11 non-fiction passages:
- Qixi Festival
- Statue of Liberty
- The History of Sports Illustrated
- The Wright Brothers
- Vesuvius Day
- The U.S. National Park Service
- Biography: Mary Shelley
- States of Matter
- Scientific Method
- Author Biography: Kevin Henkes
There are also 4 fiction passages:
- First Day of School
- Book Lover’s Day
- Lefties are the Besties! (Left Handers’ Day)
- Earning a Pet Dog (National Dog Day)
There is also 1 passage to practice reading a list:
- School Rules
Aligned to CCSS R.L. 2.1, R.L. 3.1 and R.I. 2.1, R.I. 3.1, 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, and they are fantastic for an introduction to close reading!
This product is also part of the 2nd Grade Growing Bundle
, if you are interested in Text Detectives Jr. for every month of the year!
You can also find the other months of Text Detectives Jr. individually here:
Find the Text Evidence- 2nd Grade
The original third grade version of Text Detectives includes the same topics and same passages at a higher reading level- perfect for using together for differentiation within your classroom! Find the third grade editions here:
Find the Text Evidence- 3rd Grade