These are the close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 5th grade teacher is looking for! This BESTSELLING bundle has 105 original 5th grade 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 sixteen standards-based reading comprehension target skills in this product. Each reading comprehension target skill has a set of 5 reading passages and activities specifically dedicated to it (…except for all of the compare and contrast target skills because they all have a total of 10 reading passages so that your students can compare away!)
Each one of the 105 reading passages have 2 pages of carefully written close reading tasks and reading comprehension activities. The first page of reading comprehension tasks is specifically aligned to the learning target identified at the top of the page. The second page of reading comprehension tasks is a SPIRAL REVIEW of all the reading comprehension learning targets for the grade level. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for all of the reading comprehension skills they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
★★★★★ This set of close reading passages and activities has been used in thousands of classrooms worldwide and has over 1,000 five-star reviews! ★★★★★
THE STANDARDS-BASED READING COMPREHENSION TARGETS INCLUDED ARE:
→ TEXT EVIDENCE (CCSS RI.5.1)
→ MAIN IDEA (CCSS RI.5.2)
→ CONNECTIONS (CCSS RI.5.3)
→ VOCABULARY (CCSS RI.5.4)
→ TEXT STRUCTURE (CCSS RI.5.5)
→ POINT OF VIEW (CCSS RI.5.6)
→ REASONS AND EVIDENCE (CCSS RI.5.8)
→ INTEGRATE INFORMATION (CCSS RI.5.9)
→ TEXT EVIDENCE (CCSS RL.5.1)
→ THEME (CCSS RL.5.2)
→ CHARACTERS & SETTING (CCSS RL.5.3)
→ VOCABULARY (CCSS RL.5.4)
→ POETRY AND DRAMAS (CCSS RL.5.5)
→ POINT OF VIEW (CCSS RL.5.6)
→ VISUALS ADD MEANING (CCSS RL.5.7)
→ COMPARE AND CONTRAST (CCSS RL.5.9)
THIS BUNDLE OF READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDES:
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:
CAREFULLY CRAFTED CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
Each close reading comprehension passage falls within the Lexile level of 770-980, which is the standard expectation for 4th-5th grade. There are a variety of literature types including narratives, biographies, and letters. The informational text types range between STEM topics, science, history, and opinion pieces. The formats include stories told from multiple points of view, magazine articles, and texts with multiple diagrams. In terms of interest level, EVERY passage is written with a 5th grader in mind.
WHAT STANDARDS ARE THESE CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES ALIGNED TO?
This product is most closely aligned to the Common Core standards. However, everything is referenced as “learning targets” so that it is applicable within any 5th 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 CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES BE USED FOR?
These close reading comprehension 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 passages.
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ” I love this bundle! This is THE best purchase I have made on TPT! I used it for a few weeks and was so excited I showed my colleagues. Our principal purchased licenses for all of us. This will be the cornerstone of our ELA instruction. And, we also got the extension packs to provide differentiation. It’s almost like having our planning done for us. Thank you for a wonderful, well-written product! I would highly recommend it to everyone. – Pandora Day
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I have owned this bundle for all grades that I have worked with. I do not teach a grade level without it! I have taught 1-5 now and own then all! “– Katie Wells
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ” I love this set! Very helpful as a supplement, extension, or a stand-in where curriculum is lacking. Love the direct standards alignment and the spiral review and/or frontloading! So great to have a variety of text in both the literature and informational standards. I’m a big fan!– Julie H.
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 passages 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 activities for each of these grade level products are completely different and aligned to that grade level’s standards. If a 5th grade teacher is considering buying something to differentiate for lower level readers, I suggest my 3rd grade pack – 3rd Grade Close Reading Passages and Activities – BUNDLE
MORE CLOSE READING ACTIVITIES AND PASSAGES
* NOTE: The 1st grade close reading packs do NOT include differentiated passages.
– Alyssha Swanson