Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Paired Passages

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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  1. This product is a set of 15 paired passages for a total of 30 holiday themed reading comprehension passages that can be used for close reading. Each set includes 10 multiple choice reading comprehension questions, a compare and contrast written response organizer, main idea task, and writing prompts
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This set of Thanksgiving themed reading comprehension paired passages include a fiction and nonfiction passage based on mysteries surrounding Thanksgiving. With eight different close reading activities, this reading comprehension packet has enough activities for a week. Pick and choose what close reading activities your students need the most. These can be used for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students.


- 1 Fiction passage

- 1 Nonfiction passage

- 10 Multiple choice comprehension questions

- Full page anchor chart for reading paired passages

- Mini anchor charts for reading paired passages

- Compare and contrast organizer and short answer question

- Main idea cut and sort

- Summary organizers

- Vocabulary organizers

- 3 Writing Prompts for Narrative, Persuasive, and Informational writing

- Making Inferences Task

- Pacing Guide

- Keys

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26 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.


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