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October Reading Passages and Questions

# of Pages: 55
File Type: PDF, Google Apps

Original price was: $15.00.Current price is: $8.95.


This bundle of October Reading Passages has everything you need for 5 complete Close Reading units in your classroom. High-Interest, Differentiated Reading Passages about Strange Happening, The History of Pizza, Haunted Places, Dinosaur Fossils, and Leif Erikson are at the heart of this one-stop resource! Now includes digital versions for Google Classroom.


By purchasing this bundle, you are saving 40% off the price of the individual packets.

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If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this 55-page packet of October Reading passages truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.


This bundle of October Reading Passages includes:

  • Informational Passages (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 includes these informational, high-interest, October reading passages:
The History of Pizza (Month of October, National Pizza Month)
Strange Happenings (October 9, Curious Events Day)
Leif Erikson: Viking Explorer (October 9, Leif Erikson Day)
Dinosaur Fossils: Clues to the Past (October 11, National Fossil Day)
Haunted Places (October 31, Halloween)


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.


Each of the 5 passages included in this October reading passages resource is provided in two differentiated levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The 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 passages for you!


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
Arctic Animals Close Reading
U.S. Landmarks Close Reading
Black History Close Reading
Amazing Insects Close Reading
Solar System Close Reading
February Close Reading Packet
Other Close Reading Packets


As always, please contact me with any questions!

Thank you so much,

Shelly Rees


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