Your students will enjoy learning all about fascinating dust storms with this high-interest, informational Close Reading Unit! Now includes a digital version for Google Classroom.
Perfect for a fun extreme weather reading passage and mini unit on dust storms and sand storms, this resource includes everything, including worksheets, that you need for a full week of reading activities about the science behind these powerful storms. Engaging for students and NO PREP for teachers!
If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.
The digital version of this packet includes ready-made, visually-appealing Google slides for you to share with your class. It includes interactive drag and drop annotation marks and fillable text dependent activities.
The informational passage 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. I’ve taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!
This packet includes:
- Dust Storms Informational Passage (2 Differentiated Levels)
- 5 Days of Close Reading Activities
- Text Dependent Questions
- Written Response
- Teacher Guide Sheet
- Annotation Guide (full page and ½ page)
- Printable B/W Pages
- Color, Interactive Digital Slides for Google Classroom
- Answer Keys
This packet is perfect for learning about these incredible storms, a Dust Bowl supplemental reading unit, or a fun informational reading unit! It has been a great hit with many teachers and reluctant readers.
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 the passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities.
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