Spring Reading Comprehension Passages BUNDLE
A full five weeks’ worth of themed spring reading comprehension passages that are leveled to differentiate instruction easily! Topics include COVID-19, Easter, Baseball Legends, Earth Day, Arbor Day, and the sinking of the Titanic.
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These spring reading comprehension passages are the perfect tool to help students practice close reading skills during the month of April. Spring topics include COVID-19, Easter, Baseball Legends, Earth Day, Arbor Day, and the sinking of the Titanic. These week-long lessons follow a close reading model, including a teacher guide and notes to make teaching the lesson easy! Students must practice close reading skills to make logical inferences, cite textual evidence, and draw conclusions from the text.
Easily differentiate instruction with the leveled reading passages for grades 3-5. Includes everything you need to teach 5 weeks of close reading lessons, PRINT or DIGITAL!
What’s Included in this Resource:
- Teacher Close Reading Guide
- Teacher Guide and Notes
- Classroom Posters
- Mark It Up! Annotation Cards
- 2 Differentiated Reading Passages
- Text-Dependent Questions
- Vocabulary Practice
- Written Response
- Close Reading Graphic Organizers
- Teacher Answer Keys
⭐A digital Google Classroom option is included! (Google Slides™)
Close Reading Topics:
- What is COVID-19? An Outbreak That Took The World By Storm
- Jelly Beans: The Science Behind This Sugary Snack
- Baseball Legends: The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
- Caring for Planet Earth: Celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day
- The Titanic: The True Story Behind the “Unsinkable” Ship
Follow the close reading model with instructions for teachers and students.
1: First Reading: Determine what the text says.
2: Second Reading: Determine how the text says it.
3: Third Reading: Determine what the text means.
4: Written Comprehension: Write and Respond
Easily Differentiate Instruction!
These spring reading comprehension passages are written at 2 different levels to allow for differentiation during instruction. The content of the 2 passages is the same, but the reading levels are different. Questions about the content are the same. This makes it easy for you to provide students with the same questions and activity sheets while also allowing students to practice close reading skills on their reading level.
⭐Each reading passage has special symbols at the bottom left corner to denote difficulty levels.
This spring reading comprehension resource is aligned with the anchor standard that refers to reading text closely:
ELA Reading Standard 1: “Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it, cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.”