Text Evidence Reading Passages INTERESTING INSECTS Edition

Miss DeCarbo
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Get your students to USE the text and prove their answers with these interesting insect reading passages! Included in this intervention pack for comprehension and fluency are 20 text-based evidence passages for your students. Your students will learn about 20 fascinating and interesting insects from around the world! This pack also makes an excellent resource for a research project in your classroom.

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!

Download the Preview File for a FREE sample passage from this pack to use with your students!

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 & Respond activity. These response questions cover many big comprehension areas such as author’s purpose, vocabulary, context clues, inference, questioning, identifying the main/central idea, compare and contrast, details, reflection, 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 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 Interesting Insects edition is perfect for science, 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! This pack is also great for SCIENCE!

The following insects are covered in this informational reading passages pack:


buffalo treehopper






goliath beetle

hummingbird moth



kissing bug

luna moth


praying mantis

rhinoceros beetle

robber fly

stink bug


walking stick

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

Grab my discounted BUNDLE PACK which includes ALL 4 Seasonal Text Based Evidence Packs!

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - BUNDLE Edition

Other Special Editions:

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – RARE ANIMALS Edition

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BIOGRAPHY Edition

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

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - BEGINNING READERS

Happy Learning!

Christina DeCarbo

Miss DeCarbo, Inc.

Copyright 2016

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