Winter Sports Reading Passages Print & Read

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Do you love wintertime and snow! Kids sure do! They are also sure to love these reading passages about winter sports. The four passages cover skiing history, famous athletes, and some unusual sports that you might like to try yourself. You will love the ease of this print and read resource! This set is not a digital resource.

NOTE: This reading passage set is available in a digital format that includes the printables.

NOTE: This resource is available in money-saving bundles:

This set features upper 3rd to fifth-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, fill in the blank vocabulary, listing examples, inferring, and basic reading comprehension questions.

The set also makes use of nonfiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bulleted lists, captions, a close-up, a fact box, a glossary, headings, illustrations, photos, subtitles, titles, and a Venn Diagram.

The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging. The reading selections are about skiing’s history, the story of Shaun White and Vonetta Flowers, the sport called the biathlon, and the sport of ice climbing.

In addition, a newspaper mock-up article page is included that has more reading selections. The articles include the hazards of snow biking, the sport of curling, and unusual winter sports. There is a comprehension question page for the newspaper set and 2 graphic organizers.

All answer keys are provided. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

NOTE: The reading selections for this resource were written for elementary students. The reading levels of the passages are appropriate for upper third grade through fifth grade. This set is perfect for centers, small groups, seat work, homework, or sub days!

Specific contents of this resource are:

  • Selection 1 - A Brief History of Skiing in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2 - Never Give Up in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – An Exciting Combo in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 –A Cool Sport in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 3 articles (The Hazards of Snow Biking, Curling is a Winter Sport, and Unusual Winter Choices)
  • Newspaper Comprehension page and two graphic organizers
  • Answer keys for all
  • Table of Contents listing levels, skills, Common Core standards, and nonfiction text features
  • Teacher's Guide with notes about reading levels, standards, organizations, and ideas for use
  • Terms of Use

The reading passages in this set are available as part of a Winter Sports Boom set. Check the preview for more info!

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The 1-page magazine-style reading selection is available with 3 more pages in two formats! Check the preview for more info!

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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.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
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.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.


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