Text Evidence Spring Reading Passages plus Digital

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This is a great resource. I use it whole group to teach how to find and highlight evidence as well as using it for independent practice.
This resource is just what I needed. My student's ability to find the text evidence to support their answer really grew throughout the year thanks to this resource.
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  1. Over 170 reading passages for the ENTIRE year! This bundle pack is NOW DIGITAL! On each of the four individual PDF files, you'll find a link on page 6 that will add the Google Slides passages to your Google Drive! This reading comprehension bundle pack includes all four of my seasonal Text Based Evi
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These spring comprehension reading passages will get your students to USE the text and prove their answers! NOW DIGITAL, TOO! You will find a link to add the interactive Google Slides to your Google Drive on page 6 of the file. Included in this reading intervention pack for comprehension and fluency are 44 text-based evidence passages. 22 high-interest topics are covered. Each topic includes a nonfiction informational passage AND a related fiction passage so that you can provide paired passages and help students make connections across both genres.

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

How will these reading comprehension passages benefit my students?

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

How do these passages work?

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 skills. Students will have fun using their crayons to highlight and look for evidence. Finally, students practice responding to the text through a Read & Respond writing activity. These response questions cover many big comprehension areas such as author’s purpose, inference, visualizing, questioning, identifying the main/central idea, compare and contrast, making connections, and more!

When can I use these reading passages in my classroom?

These passages are great to use in a whole group setting, small group setting, RTI, Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention, special intervention classrooms, homework, tutoring, or as center work or independent work within the classroom

Who are the passages for?

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. No formal F&P or DRA level is assigned to the passages, but you can download the free preview file to see how these passages will work for your students.

Will these passages help me integrate other content areas into my reading lessons?

YES! 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!

What topics are included in the SPRING EDITION?

The following topics are covered in this pack. Each topic includes a coordinating fiction passage to pair with the informational passage.

• Rabbits

• Spring

• Plants

• The Water Cycle Tornadoes

• Trees

• Frogs

• Ladybugs


• Ants

• Butterflies

• Earth Day

• Earth Worms

• Fish

• Magnets

• Rocks

• Community Workers

• Motion

• Goods and Services

• Bike Safety

• The American Flag

• Memorial Day

Want more passages?! You can grab enough for the whole year:

You can find the BUNDLE PACK by clicking HERE!

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

Check out these SPECIAL EDITION Text Evidence Packs:

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - BIOGRAPHY EDITION

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages - RARE ANIMALS EDITION

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

Find my BEGINNING READERS pack of evidence passages by clicking HERE

Christina DeCarbo-Wagers

Miss DeCarbo, Inc.

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