Text Evidence Reading Passages BIOGRAPHY Edition Digital Distance Learning

Miss DeCarbo
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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28 pages
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This reading passages resource contains 20 BIOGRAPHY text based evidence passages for students! NOW DIGITAL, TOO! You will find a link to add the interactive Google Slides to your Google Drive on page 6 of the file.

Get your students to USE the text and reread! With the introduction of the Common Core standards, comes a big shift in students being able to not only comprehend text but use and state evidence directly from the text to support their understanding. These passages allow your students to build and practice this skill in a fun, engaging manner!

These interactive, hands-on passages provide your students with fluency, comprehension, and written response practice. Students read the passage three times for fluency. They keep track of the amount of times they read the passage (optional). The consistent format of the passages guide your students through the process of looking back into the text to support their comprehension and understanding with text-based evidence. Students will have a blast using their crayons to highlight and look for evidence! Finally, students practice responding to the text through a Read & Response activity. These response questions cover many big comprehension areas such as inference, questioning, making connections, and more!

These passages are great to use in a whole group setting, small group setting, RTI, intervention classrooms, or as center work or independent work within the classroom.

The passages are perfect for first grade stretch texts or first grade students reading above grade level, second and third grade independent reading, below-target third grade readers, at-risk fourth and fifth grade students, intervention students, and small group settings. Please note, these passages do NOT have a specific reading level, Lexile level, or DRA level listed. Please make your best judgement for your students by using the free sample passage in the preview download.

This edition contains topics that integrate many science and social studies concepts, saving you time and resources! Practicing fluency and comprehension has never been so fun for students – and easy for educators!

Download the Preview File for a FREE passage to sample and try out with your students!

The following informational passages are covered in this pack:

Ruby Bridges

Rosa Parks

Benjamin Franklin

Helen Keller

Amelia Earhart

Thomas Edison

Milton Hershey

Walt Disney

Sally Ride

Clara Barton

Barack Obama

Abraham Lincoln

George Washington

Neil Armstrong

Eleanor Roosevelt

Alexander Graham Bell

Steve Jobs

Michael Jordan

Jackie Robinson

The Wright Brothers

Want more passages?! You can grab SEASONAL packs for the whole year - These packs contain paired passages for many topics!

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - FALL EDITION

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - WINTER EDITION

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - SPRING EDITION

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - SUMMER Edition

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Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - BUNDLE Edition

Do you have little ones that could use text evidence practice?

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - BEGINNING READERS

Christina DeCarbo

Miss DeCarbo, Inc. Copyright 2015

Created ©2015 by Christina DeCarbo

Skills & Topics Covered in this pack: reading passages, text evidence, comprehension, response, writing, fluency, reading, biographies, passages, famous Americans, social studies, science

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28 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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