Halloween Close Reading Comprehension w/ Mystery Picture Activity
Celebrate and educate students about the holiday of Halloween with these close reading passages that include mystery pictures! Just print and GO!
There are three DIFFERENT passages each DIFFERENTIATED at three DIFFERENT reading levels. There are two nonfiction texts and one fiction text. Each text comes with 10 text dependent questions, a writing prompt, graphic organizers, and a mystery grid picture.
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***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***
✔ "Samhain" a fiction passage about a Celtic boy that is celebrating with his family the holiday where Halloween originated
✔ "Halloween Around the World" an informational passage about about how Halloween and other similar holidays are celebrated all over the world
✔ "History of Halloween" an informational passage about where the holiday of Halloween came from and what has made it what it is today
***Feedback from teachers***
"My students absolutely loved these Halloween passages! They were great to compare and contrast 2 passages on the same subject. Can't wait to try the Thanksgiving passages!"
"This was a great pack. Lots of options and differentiation plus the coloring pages made it fun. More importantly in the community I teach in the message is Halloween is evil and is the birthday of the devil so it was nice and important for them to read informational text about Halloween. Thanks for your hard work."
"My kids really enjoyed learning about the history of Halloween, as well as getting to color the mystery pictures. I loved that there were three different levels for each text, so all students were able to access the same information and participate in class discussions about each story. Thanks!"