These are the fiction reading comprehension passages and activities that every 4th grade teacher is looking for! This pack of BESTSELLING reading passages has 50 original 4th grade fiction close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading comprehension by teaching your students to become close reading experts!
There are eight fiction reading comprehension target skills in this product. Each reading comprehension target skill has a set of 5 fiction reading passages and activities specifically dedicated to it (…except for the fiction compare and contrast target skill because it has a total of 10 reading passages so that your students can compare away!)
Each one of the 50 fiction reading passages has 2 pages of carefully written close reading tasks and reading comprehension activities. The first page of reading comprehension tasks is specifically aligned to the fiction learning target identified at the top of the page. The second page of reading comprehension tasks is a SPIRAL REVIEW of all the fiction reading comprehension learning targets for the grade level. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for all of the fiction reading comprehension skills they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
THE FICTION (LITERATURE) READING COMPREHENSION TARGET SKILLS ARE:
→ TEXT EVIDENCE (RL.4.1)
→ THEME (RL.4.2)
→ CHARACTERS & SETTING (RL.4.3)
→ VOCABULARY (RL.4.4)
→ POETRY AND DRAMAS (RL.4.5)
→ POINT OF VIEW (RL.4.6)
→ ILLUSTRATIONS ADD MEANING (RL.4.7)
→ COMPARE AND CONTRAST (RL.4.9)
SUGGESTED RELATED PRODUCTS:
This is a perfect companion to use with my related Informational reading pack:
BUT, if you are thinking about buying both the Literature AND Informational packs, you should get a DISCOUNT by buying it in a bundle!
CAREFULLY CRAFTED CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
Each fiction close reading comprehension passage falls within the Lexile level of 770-980, which is the standard expectation for 4th-5th grade. The Lexile level is marked at the top of each passage. The reading passages are sorted in order from least complex passages to most complex passages so you can guide your students as needed. There are a variety of text types including poetry, narratives, and plays. In terms of interest level, EVERY reading passage is written with a 4th grader in mind.
WHAT STANDARDS ARE THESE CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES ALIGNED TO?
These fiction reading comprehension activities are most closely aligned to the Common Core standards. However, everything is referenced as “learning targets” so that it is applicable within any 4th grade classroom. There are two options in this download. You can choose to either use a version where the passages and activities make references to Common Core or a version that does NOT make references to Common Core. The content is the same in both sets of passages and activities, but this option gives Common Core schools a specific reference to the corresponding standard, which may be helpful.
WHAT CAN THESE FICTION CLOSE READING PASSAGES BE USED FOR?
These fiction close reading passages and activities are perfect for teaching reading comprehension skills, reading assessments, guided reading groups, or reading comprehension homework. Your students must refer to the text and provide textual evidence of their understanding and comprehension of the reading passages.
DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION INCLUDED FOR ALL READING PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
In addition to the traditional printable pack, the close reading passages and activities in this download can also be assigned via Google slides or Google Classroom, which makes everything very versatile for digital distance learning.
To see a video overview of the digital version as well as instructions for assigning these close reading passages and activities using Google Docs or Google Classroom, check out these videos:
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ This is one of the best resources I have found for close reading with my 3rd graders that aligns so well with our standards.” Kaitlyn W.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ These resources, literary and informational, may just be the best thing I’ve ever purchased from TPT!! =)” – Ashley W.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ I cannot have enough praise for these! Without a doubt, the best and most-utilized sets I’ve bought on TpT are this pack and the informational pack. Absolutely fabulous!!!” – Brandy P.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ I bought this product after first trying out the informational text set. These have changed the way I do my ELA instruction. All of the prep work has already been done and the questions are rigorous while keeping students engaged.”– Veronica N.
The Common Core standards consider 4th and 5th grade level texts within the same Lexile level band of L770-980. That means I use many (about 70%) of the same texts in both the 4th and 5th grade products. I only modify the passages slightly for text complexity and to better match the specific grade level standards. However, you will see that the questions and tasks on each of these grade level products are completely different and aligned to that grade level’s standards. If a 5th grade teacher is looking for something to differentiate for lower level readers, I suggest my 3rd grade pack.
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