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☆Three DIFFERENT passages each DIFFERENTIATED at three DIFFERENT reading levels. There are two nonfiction texts and one fiction text. Each text comes with text dependent questions, writing prompt, graphic organizers, and a mystery grid picture.
***If you'd like to try a sample of this resource for free click here.
Features of this Resource
✔ Teacher Pages: explaining the different parts of the resource and how to use it in the classroom.
✔ Student Printables: to 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.
Texts Included in this Resource
➊ "Mrs. Marshall's Class" & "Penelope the Squirrel" two short fiction passages about caring for the Earth that students can compare & contrast.
➋ "How You Can Help" an informational passage about the many ways kids can help pitch in to help the Earth.
➌ "History of Earth Day" an informational passage about the history of the holiday; how it got started and what it's all about.
***Feedback from teachers***
"I love these close reads with a mystery picture. They are really engaging for the kids - and they make a great sub resource, too. Thanks!"
"I love that this is tied to reading, there are so many coloring options for math but not for reading! This is great!"
"I wish I would have found these sooner! My students will actually read so that they can color the mystery picture. They love this activity. Thank you SOOOOO much."
13 hours ago
I love incorporating the holidays into math centers! I got these ping pong eyeballs from the dollar store and put them with a big cup and if the students answer correctly, they get to try and bounce the eyeball into the cup.
See all Halloween activities you could use to still teach the standards here: funin5thgrade.com/2018/10/halloween-activities-that-teach.html ... See MoreSee Less