Text Evidence Reading Passages CHRISTMAS EDITION

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Great resource! I chose to use this during the holidays to provide my students with more practice over text evidence. This was perfect!
These were great. I used this with students prior to the holiday break. High interest and a good reading level for some of my struggling readers.


You will love this Christmas and Holiday Edition of my Text Evidence Reading Comprehension Passages! Teach your students to USE the text and PROVE their answers with evidence! Included in this *Special Edition* text evidence reading intervention pack for 20 comprehension and fluency passages for your students. The passages have a Christmas Theme to add fun, interest, and engagement into your small group reading lessons. Students will learn about traditional Christmas symbols and read facts and information about ten different holidays around the world!

As educators, we have seen a big shift in the importance of students not only being required and able to comprehend text but to use and state evidence directly from the text to support their understanding. These text evidence reading passages allow your students to build and practice this skill in an interactive, kid-friendly way!

Download the Preview File for a FREE reading passage to use with your students!

These interactive, hands-on reading passages provide your students with fluency, comprehension, and written response practice.

How does it work?

•Students read the passage three times for fluency. They keep track of the amount of times they read the passage by coloring a picture each time they read (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!

•The students practice responding to the text through a Read and Respond activity.

The Read and Respond section of these comprehension passages target inference, vocabulary, main idea, cause and effect, compare and contrast, drawing conclusions, text to self connections, reflection, opinion skills, and identifying details.

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 written within a second and third grade reading range, making them 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 grade students, intervention students, and small group settings.

This special Christmas Edition is perfect for social studies, tutoring, and great for spicing up your small group content in order to add some fun and interest into your literacy block! Kids LOVE nonfiction and this pack will not disappoint! Practicing fluency and comprehension has never been so fun for students – and easy for educators!

The Christmas Edition includes informational reading passages on the following topics:

Christmas stockings


candy canes

Christmas trees


Santa Claus


Christmas cards



Christmas in the United States

Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Germany

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Sweden

Christmas in China

Christmas in France

Christmas in Spain

Christmas in Italy

*This product is only available for editing in the event of error by the author. Requests for additional countries for Christmas Around the World will not be added prior to Christmas 2016. (The author may choose to add additional countries and/or passages to this special edition in the future.)

Click the resources below to find MORE Text Evidence Passages

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

Special Edition Text Evidence Reading Passages available:

Text Evidence Passages for BEGINNING READERS

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - BIOGRAPHY EDITION

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - RARE ANIMALS EDITION

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages INTERESTING INSECTS EDITION

Happy Learning,

Christina DeCarbo-Wagers

Miss DeCarbo, Inc.

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Copyright 2016

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