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Close Reading Passages & Questions – Animals & Insects Bundle



Total Pages: 180
File Size: 293 MB


Intermediate level students LOVE reading about insects and animals! This bundle has a total of 15 week-long mini reading units on Amazing Insects, Arctic Animals, and Ocean Animals and has everything you need for complete Close Reading units in your classroom. Differentiated Reading Passages are at the heart of this one-stop resource!

By purchasing this bundle, you are saving 30% off the price of the individual units.

Please see the PREVIEW above for an idea of everything included!

*** Click HERE to see the complete CLOSE READING TOOLKIT, which includes a video, posters, annotation guide, differentiated passage, Close Reading printables, and more! ***

If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this bundle truly is for you! It has everything you need for three complete, successful informational text reading units.

Each of the passages included in this resource is provided in two differentiated reading levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The readability level is given for each passage, along with a guide that provides the corresponding grade level for each passage. I’ve taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!

Each of the 3 packets includes:
• 5 Informational Passages (each passage has 2 differentiated versions)
• 5 Close Reading Activities for each passage
• End of Unit Culminating Writing Activities
• Guide Sheet
• Annotation Guide
• 5 Bonus Coloring Pages
• Answer Keys

Amazing Insects Passages:
• Army Ant: Soldier Insect
• Cockroaches: Ancient Survivors
• Grasshoppers: Chirping Jumpers
• Termites: Small, but Mighty
• Honey Bee: Industrious Worker

Ocean Animals Passages:
• Blue Whale: Ocean Giant
• Jellyfish: Stinging Creature
• Hammerhead Sharks
• Octopus: Smart Escape Artist
• Seahorse: Slow Swimmer

Arctic Animals Passages:
• Beluga Whale
• Arctic Fox
• Caribou
• Puffin
• Polar Bear

This packet is both rigorous and Common-Core aligned. Questions have been carefully crafted to move readers from basic, recall questions to higher-level questions where students must cite evidence from the text to support their answers. There are 5 tasks/activities for each passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities. Each passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week’s worth of close reading.

Looking for MORE CLOSE READING packets? Here you go:
Close Reading for the YEAR Bundle
U.S. Landmarks Close Reading
Black History Close Reading
Solar System Close Reading
February Close Reading Packet
Other Close Reading Packets

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Shelly Rees

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