New Year's Day Close Reading Comprehension w/ Mystery Picture Activity
Celebrate and educate students about the holiday of New Year's Day 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***
❶ "The Drop" a fiction passage about a child that is experiencing the Times Square Ball Drop with her Dad.
❷ "New Year's Day Around the World" an informational passage about how a new year is celebrated differently depending on which part of the world you are form
❸ "The History of New Year's Day" an informational passage about the history of the calendar and how New Year's Day came to be celebrated.
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