Winter Literacy Set - Winter Reading Comprehension for 4th - 5th Grades

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My students and I really loved having digital resources that followed a theme for a week or two. It made for a fun couple of weeks of learning!
These literacy packs are just wonderful. They are rigorous and engaging, with interesting topics the students enjoy. Thanks!


Looking for a fun set of winter resources that aren't holiday based? Your students will LOVE this print and digital Winter Literacy Set! It's filled with academic but engaging reading and writing activities for 4th and 5th graders. It includes reading comprehension passages and printables that target lots of standards like main idea, text evidence, inferences using informational text, inferences using literature, author’s purpose, figurative language, informational text structures, context clues, sentence fragments and run-ons, as well as compare and contrast. It also includes winter writing prompts and a haiku poetry activity.

It includes:

4 Passages: (2 pages each with comprehension questions and a key)

Text Evidence: Polar Bears

Inferences Using Literature: Bear Fables

Inferences Using Informational Text: Snowflake Bentley

Compare and Contrast: Adelie Penguins and Rockhopper Penguins

Skills Pages:

Main Idea: Antarctica

Main Idea: Cardinals

Context Clues

Winter Idioms

Informational Text Structure

Author's Purpose

Sentence Fragments and Run-ons

32 Task Cards:

Cause and Effect for Winter

Writing Activities:

25 Writing Prompts Handout

Writing Pages


Haiku Poem Directions and Examples Page

2 Haiku Poem Writing Page (one is a snowman and one to write and illustrate)

Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS

Why you'll love this resource:

  • The materials are easy to prep and to use and the digital versions are NO PREP!

  • Students love to learn using seasonal and thematic materials!

  • The resource includes a print and a digital format to give busy teachers more flexibility.

  • This literacy set hits standards, while being engaging.

  • It includes a variety of reading skills with different types of resources to keep learning fun!

  • There are so many ways to use this resource, as guided reading, reader's workshop, writer's workshop, independent work, homework, literacy centers, substitute plans, and more!!!

If you're looking for more winter resources, please check these out:

Winter Paired Texts: Print and Digital for 4th - 6th Grades

Winter Themed Language Task Cards Bundle

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Have a wonderful winter season!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from 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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