Winter COMBO Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Texts and Questions Bundle

Winter COMBO Differentiated Nonfiction Close Reading Texts and Questions Bundle
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400 pages
Bundle Description
I have used these close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

NOTE: These texts and activities are the exact same ones as my other monthly close reading products. I have combined the print and online versions for this combo.

How are my close reading texts unique?
★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me
★ Discreetly differentiated into five levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities
★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages
★ Paired text and activity for each topic
★ Format options for use with or without interactive notebooks
★ Online option

Perfect for:
★ Whole group
★ Guided reading
★ ELA centers
★ Flipped classroom
★ Homework

What is included?
★ Overview of close reading
★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group, small group, and homework options
★ Five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, paired text and activity, and answer keys for each topic
★ Half-page and notebook page header options for interactive notebooks
★ Google Slides™ links to five levels of passages, second and third reading activities, writing response, and paired text and activity for each topic
★ Google Forms™ links to 10-question assessments
★ Answer keys for each topic

Pearl Freebie
Download this print freebie to see one topic in its entirety so you know if this product will work for you and your students.

Preview online activities for one level of one topic {here}.

Included in the Bundle:

Ice Hockey - Inferences, diagram, narrative writing, paired with The Great One (opinion writing)
Happy Holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa) - Synthesizing/comparing information, prepositions, narrative writing, paired with Aussie Christmas (narrative/opinion writing)
A Tea Party (Boston Tea Party) - Summarizing, cause/effect, opinion writing, paired with Boston Massacre (opinion writing)
Pearl Harbor - Timeline/sequence, making inferences, narrative writing, paired with Code Talkers (compare/contrast, opinion writing)

Elvis - Timeline, vocabulary/context clues, descriptive writing, paired with Taylor Swift (compare/contrast)
How to Build a Snowman - Sequencing, synonyms/antonyms, descriptive writing, paired with Snow Crystals (opinion writing)
Inauguration Day - Compare/contrast, cause/effect, opinion writing, paired with Election Day (synthesizing information)
Emperor Penguins - Synthesizing information, main idea/details, opinion writing, paired with Little Penguins (compare/contrast)

Festive Foods (Chinese New Year) – Synthesizing information, homophones, descriptive writing, paired with Fortune Cookies (opinion writing)
Thomas Edison – Synthesizing information, Greek/Latin roots, descriptive writing, paired with Franklin the Scientist and Inventor (compare/contrast)
Groundhog Day – Synthesizing information, identifying fact/fiction, creative writing, paired with Animals and Weather (opinion writing)
Grand Canyon – Determining main idea, writing numbers as words, opinion writing, paired with The Conservationist President (summarizing)

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400 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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