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Football Reading Comprehension Unit


Total Pages: 19
File Size: 22 MB


This History of Football Informational Close Reading Packet has everything you need for a complete Close Reading unit in your classroom. A high-interest, differentiated Reading passage about the history of football is at the heart of this one-stop resource, just in time for the Big Super Bowl Game, football season, and College Bowls!

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

This reading unit makes a great companion to the Super Goals for a Super New Year Writing Activity and Bulletin Board Display

If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this print and go packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.

“The History of Football” reading comprehension passage is provided in two differentiated Lexile levels. One is in the fifth-seventh grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The Lexile level is given for each passage, along with a guide that provides the corresponding grade level for Lexile levels. I’ve taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of the passage for you!

This packet includes:
• “The History of Football” Informational Reading Passage (Provided in 2 Levels)
• 5 Close Reading Activities
• End of Unit Culminating Writing Activity
• Guide Sheet
• Annotation Guide
• Answer Keys
• Fun “Create Your Own Football Team” Activity Sheet

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. The reading passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week’s worth of close reading.

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

Looking for MORE CLOSE READING packets? Here you go:
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Looking for other helpful Reading and ELA resources? Take a look here:
Reading Task Cards
Writing Task Cards
Reading Comprehension Passages and Monthly-Themed Packets

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Shelly Rees

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