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Reading Comprehension Passages – Baseball Legends – Close Reading Shortcuts



Your students will love learning all about great baseball players with this high-interest, informational set of Close Reading Shortcuts! This resource includes everything that you need for a full week of reading activities with a baseball theme. Your students will read all about Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson, and more! Engaging for students and NO PREP for teachers!

Click here for the printable AND digital version of this resource for Google Classroom.

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

This packet has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.

Close Reading Shortcuts are the perfect setup for quick, high-interest reading activities! 1/2 of each page is an informational reading passage, and the other 1/2 page has questions based on the passage. They can be used as morning work, reading centers, daily homework, and more!

This packet includes 5 Close Reading Shortcut passages and question sheets:

  • Jackie Robinson
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Babe Ruth
  • Ty Cobb
  • Willie Mays

A student annotation guide and answer sheets are also included.

This packet is perfect for learning about fascinating baseball greats, a mini biography unit, or a fun informational reading unit!

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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Shelly Rees


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