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Celebrate and educate students about the holiday of Mardi Gras 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.
***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***
❶ "The Day of Mardi Gras" a fiction passage about family that celebrates Mardi Gras and attends a parade
❷ "The Mardi Gras Parade" an informational passage about the history behind the Mardi Gras parade
❸ "The History of Mardi Gras" an informational passage about the history of the holiday of Mardi Gras
***Feedback from teachers***
"My students loved all of the close read materials, but the Mardi Gras was their favorite. We completed this close read while we waited for our school to go into the hallway for our own Fat Tuesday Parade. Perfect engagement while we waited with excitement!"
"We had so much fun doing these activities yesterday! The kids were engaged and loved learning more about Mardi Gras! Thanks for your hard work and creativity :)"
"My students and I have loved using every part of this product! My students especially like getting to color once they complete their close read questions. Thanks for the suggestion on using the Venn diagram to compare and contrast the fiction and nonfiction passages. I now have a bulletin board full of great Mardi Gras activities. I would definitely recommend this product!"
1 hour ago
I have a fun, no prep activity for those first days of school! These themed close reading passages with mystery pictures are a great way to welcome students back. The passages included are:
❶"First Day of School" a fiction passage about how a young girl from Russia and an American girl view their first day of school
❷ "How Crayons Are Made" an informational passage about the process used to make crayons
❸ "Classrooms Around the World" an informational passage about what's is like for students all over the world
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4 hours ago
Great reference tool! Each type of text structure has a spot for a definition, a visual, clue words, and an example passage with two tasks to complete. bit.ly/FunTextStructureFlipbook ... See MoreSee Less
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