Dig deeply into the text for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author.
Each of these 130 passages is presented at two reading levels (3/4 and 4/5). The Show What You Know, text-dependent questions are identical for both reading levels. This allows you to discuss the passages altogether, even if you have differentiated the reading levels. Note that some questions may be challenging for third-grade students, especially near the start of the year.
Google Slides included for all passages! The original Text Time can also be used as an Easel Activity!
The skills addressed in each passage are written in small print at the bottom on the left hand side. The skills address most of the RI and RL Common Core Standards and include: reading for details, main idea, summarizing, inference, predicting, genre setting/character/plot, theme, context clues/vocabulary, figurative language, author’s style, author’s purpose, point of view, mood/tone, text structure, comparing and contrasting, interpreting an illustration (map, chart, diagram, table, or photo), analysis, and evaluation. They are also listed in the table of contents for easy reference.
Also included: answer keys, graphic organizers for working with paired passages, and an annotation guide
Parents and Caregivers:
This resource will work best if your child is already familiar with the reading skills in this product (you can see them in the table of contents in the free preview). This product is meant to reinforce those concepts, not to teach them. If you feel your student would benefit by being able to reference specific reading skills, you might also consider these reading posters/charts.
This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom