Do your students groan at the thought of reading a passage more than once? Do they just answer comprehension question without looking back in the text? Well, no more! These comprehension passages make students WANT to reread a text and even work hard to find the correct answer so that they will be able to color their mystery picture correctly. Best of all, it’s self-checking so you can scan quickly to determine the needs of your students.
Give your students the head start they deserve with our close reading with mystery picture sets! Communication and critical thinking skills serve as a solid foundation for a successful academic experience. Close reading is a proven technique that sharpens reading skills by using repetition to:
✰Practice important reading comprehension skills while educating your students with these fun, no prep, reading passages!
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Teacher Pages: explaining the different parts of the resource and how to use it in the classroom.
Student Printables: print for the students to keep/use during the reading. Perfect for notebooks!
3 Different Texts: each having three levels of difficulty.
10 Text Dependent Questions for each passage. Use with or without the mystery grid.
3 Writing Prompts: one for each passage
3 Mystery Grids: one for each passage
Answer Keys: for the 10 text dependent questions and the mystery grid.
Graphic Organizers: as an option to use with any of the texts
DIGITAL Versions! All sets have digital versions that are in Google Slides with instructions for PowerPoint.
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