Winter Games - Close Reading Passages and Questions

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Help your students dig deeper into nonfiction reading with these 2018 Winter Olympic Games themed close reading passages and questions. You can also use these passages and questions digitally with Google Classroom!

In this product, there are ten nonfiction reading passages based on ten Winter Games themed passages. Since we all have students reading on many different reading levels, I've written each passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation a little easier for you. I've leveled each passage with its lexile reading level and have included a reading level correlation chart that compares Fountas and Pinnell, DRA, and lexile levels.

There are also three sets of questions for each set of passages. The first set of questions requires students to cite evidence in the text, and the second set of questions require students to analyze the text structure and word choice of the passage. The third set of questions have students respond to a question that promotes high order thinking.

Topics Included:
-Figure Skating
-Ice Hockey
-Snow Skiing
-Speed Skating

These activities will be a perfect fit with any sports unit! These can be completed as a whole group, guided reading group, or even homework. All questions are Common Core aligned. I love using these during any Olympic activity!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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