Winter Reading Comprehension Passages | North Pole and Reindeer

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Think Grow Giggle
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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These high-interest. engaging close reading passages are perfect for December without being holiday specific! Your students will love the informational passages included and the critical thinking tasks that has them go beyond the passage.

Include all students this holiday season with these engaging non-specific holiday reading passages that will get your students into the holiday spirit!

This set includes BOTH a printable and a digital Google Slides™ version.

Students will learn and think critically about the North Pole, the Northern Lights, and Reindeer with these close reading passages and reading reflection activities.

Your students will practice gathering important information as they read nonfiction content within informational texts.

Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand the text more deeply. Perfect for the whole group, small group, and science centers or stations.

Save 20% by purchasing this set in thisNonfiction Close Reading Bundle.


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

✓3 articles with reader response text-dependent questions (The North Pole, Life on the North Pole, Reindeer)

✓Visualizing the North Pole

✓Life at the Pole

✓Reindeer Life Cycle

✓Answer Keys

Bonus Activities Include:

-Comparing North Pole to other Cold Environment

-Packing for the Pole Expedition

-Going Beyond the Reading Critical Thinking Reflection

Reasons why teachers like YOU love this product:

✓ No prep, print and go engaging activities

✓ Close reading tasks that readers

✓ Non-holiday activities mean ALL students are included in the SAME activity

✓ Creative, engaging, and high-interest standards-aligned activities

Please see the preview for a more detailed look at all this product has to offer.

Recent feedback on this resource:

"My students always enjoy these activities. This is my third one to use virtually with my students. They are very engaging for students. I really like how it requires students to go back into the text to highlight."

"This fits perfectly with our informational unit and ties in things related to the holidays. Thanks for creating yet another excellent product!"

"My students enjoyed learning about reindeers and the north pole. Perfect before Christmas break."

"I love having something that is seasonal but not Christmas specific for us to work through."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).


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