Text Evidence Reading Paragraph of the Day December Edition

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I love these resources! I usually bind them and we use them as a daily warm up. They are very high interest reading for the kiddos!
I love using these to reinforce finding evidence in the text during stations. My students use this independently.
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Practice close reading and text evidence skills everyday with a short paragraph that is high interest to your students. Go through every third grade common core standard every month with a paragraph that your students will read and answer questions with each day!

Every month has one fiction and one nonfiction passage for each theme and there are 10 themes!

**These passages are meant for third grade, but can easily work for high level second graders or fourth graders***

Why will these paragraphs help your students grow?

Engagement- Students love the topics and learn something new with each topic! They are also quick so students don't lose interest doing them everyday!

Rigor- The questions make students think and go back in the text to prove their answer.

Low Prep- Print and use!

Versatile- You can use them for morning work, homework, assessments, or just skill practice!

What’s Included?

1 Fiction and 1 Nonfiction paragraph for each theme

December Themes:

1. Saint Nicholas Day

2. Hanukkah

3. Poinsettia

4. Pearl Harbor

5. Winter

6. Christmas

7. Kwanzaa

8. National Cookie Day

9. Walt Disney

10. Read a New Book Month

2nd Grade Version Found Here

4th Grade Version Found Here

What are others saying?!

Happily ever teaching- I love using these during small groups and are perfectly related to that month's events! Thanks!

Amy- This really helped my students with answering text dependent questions and using text evidence to support their answers. It was also nice to have engaging texts during this time of year. Thanks!

Kaylynn- Love these texts. Great resource and I love how they pair up with events for the month.

Want to try it out before you buy it? Grab a free sample here!

Grab the entire 3rd grade bundle here!

I needed my students to have constant practice of all the standards, but I didn't want to spend a TON of time close reading everyday and that is how paragraph of the day was born. Now students can practice every skill every single month! Plus, I can use them for morning work, homework, or a quick assessment! I hope they work for you as well as they do for me!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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