This is the 2nd Grade edition of Text Detectives September. 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 September pack incorporates science, social studies, and engaging topics kids love! Celebrate Labor Day, Grandparents Day, Patriot Day (September 11), Constitution Day, Native American Day, and Mexican Independence Day. Learn about Hoover Dam, Uncle Sam, and more! Have fun with Talk Like a Pirate Day, read a biography of Disney Channel star Zendaya, and even read a comic for National Comic Book Day!
This Text Detectives pack includes 11 non-fiction passages:
- Biography: Zendaya
- Labor Day
- Patriot Day- September 11, 2001
- Uncle Sam
- Mexican Independence Day
- Constitution Day
- Sports Biography: Cal Ripken
- Autumnal Equinox
- Native American Day
- Hoover Dam
- The Invention of LEGO™ Toys
The pack includes 4 fiction passages:
- Grandparents Day
- National Literacy Day
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Talk Like a Pirate Day
There is also one comic included:
- National Comic Book Day
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