Winter Paired Texts Fiction to Nonfiction Print and Digital

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  1. This Paired Texts by the Season Bundle targets reading comprehension using two different passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same seasonal but non-holiday topic for fall, winter, and spring. The complete packet is loaded with 24 reading passages (12 sets of paired texts) including 6 hi
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This Winter Paired Texts unit in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other top educational platforms) targets reading comprehension using two different paired passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same winter-themed (but nonholiday) topic. This packet is loaded with 8 passages (4 sets of paired texts) including 2 historical (Valley Forge), 2 scientific (snowshoe hare), 2 biographical (Roald Amundsen), and 2 technical pieces (sleds).

Each passage has comprehension questions for each text that target a variety of reading strategies including main idea, context clues, cause and effect, and more. There is also a vocabulary practice page for each set which includes Latin/Greek roots, synonym - antonym, matching, and more.

There is a double-sided paired text worksheet that asks questions requiring the student to refer to both texts, to analyze, and combine information to formulate answers. Plus three writing prompts (narrative, expository, and persuasive) are included for each set. This resource is definitely academic, but contains lots of engaging, thematic topics your kids will enjoy!

This set includes: (print and digital)

8 Passages with a total of 4 paired texts

Historical Text:

Valley Forge

Valley Forge: Letters of a Soldier

Scientific Text:

Snowshoe Hare

The Lion and the Hare (Fable from India)

Biographical Text:

Roald Amundsen: South Pole Explorer

Dog Sledding

Technical Text:

Sleds and How They Work

My Dog Max

Vocabulary page for each set (total of 4)

Double-Sided Paired Text Questions for each set (total of 4 = 8 pages)

Narrative, Expository and Persuasive Writing Prompts for each set (total of 12 pages)

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Here are the other seasons included in the Paired Text by the Season Bundle:

Fall Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades

Spring Paired Texts: Nonfiction to Fiction for 4th - 6th Grades

Why you'll love this resource:

  • Everything you need for paired texts is ready in one place!

  • This unit comes in both print and digital formats to give you more flexibility.

  • Students really enjoy reading the high-interest passages!

  • You're able to use thematic materials which aren't holiday based, but are still interesting and fun!

  • Each passage has its own set of comprehension questions, in addition to the question pages which compare the two texts.

  • The digital version is NO PREP and comes in Google Slides (or can be opened as a PowerPoint).

  • There are narrative, expository, and persuasive writing prompts for each paired passages, so you can integrate writing skills into these units.

  • The vocabulary component for each paired passage set is a great way to reinforce vocabulary.

If you’re looking for more paired texts, here are two that you can use at any time of the school year:

Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades (Print and Digital)

Paired Texts: Fiction to Fiction for 3rd - 5th Grades

These are completely digital reading units for Paired Texts! They are very interactive with drag and drop pieces and content your students will LOVE!

4th Grade Digital Reading Unit Paired Passages (Nonfiction)

5th Grade Digital Reading Unit Paired Texts (Nonfiction)

I also like this print and digital Compare and Contrast Unit. It has short paired texts with lots of myths, folktales, and fables for 3rd - 5th grades:

Compare, Contrast, and More for 3rd - 5th Grades

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.


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