These are the nonfiction reading comprehension passages and activities that every 5th grade teacher is looking for! This pack of BESTSELLING reading passages has 55 original 5th grade nonfiction 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 non-fiction reading comprehension target skills in this product. Each reading comprehension target skill has a set of 5 non-fiction reading passages and activities specifically dedicated to it (…except for the nonfiction compare and contrast target skill because it has a total of 10 reading passages so that your students can compare away!)
Each of the 55 nonfiction 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 nonfiction learning target identified at the top of the page. The second page of reading comprehension tasks is a SPIRAL REVIEW of all the nonfiction reading comprehension learning targets for the grade level. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for all of the nonfiction reading comprehension skills they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
★★★★★ This BESTSELLING set of close reading passages has been used in over 4,000 classrooms! ★★★★★
THE NONFICTION (INFORMATIONAL TEXT) READING COMPREHENSION TARGET SKILLS ARE:
→ TEXT EVIDENCE (RI.5.1)
→ MAIN IDEA (RI.5.2)
→ CONNECTIONS (RI.5.3)
→ VOCABULARY (RI.5.4)
→ TEXT STRUCTURE (RI.5.5)
→ POINT OF VIEW (RI.5.6)
→ REASONS AND EVIDENCE (RI.5.8)
→ INTEGRATE INFORMATION (RI.5.9)
SUGGESTED RELATED PRODUCTS:
This is a perfect companion to use with my related Literature 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 non 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 topics of the reading passages range between STEM topics, science, history, and opinion pieces. There are multiple diagrams, illustrations, and photos throughout.
In terms of interest level, EVERY nonfiction reading passage is written with a 5th grader in mind.
WHAT STANDARDS ARE THESE CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES ALIGNED TO?
These non 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 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 NONFICTION CLOSE READING PASSAGES BE USED FOR?
These nonfiction 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:
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “WOW, WOW! Every time I purchase one of your resources, I always find myself wishing I purchased it sooner. From the organization to the passage topics, it’s like you’re in my brain and know exactly what I want!! Thank you for your attention to detail and clear knowledge of standards. I am such a fan!” – Kristen Z.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I cannot express how excited I am about reading comprehension passages! The variety of reading passages is wonderful. The questions are fantastic. I will be using this in my classroom every week. This is just what my students need! Thank you so much for such a great reading comprehension product!!!” Kimberly S.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I used these for my fourth and fifth grade resource students. I liked how I could use it over a course of days and how the sections are broken down. The students enjoyed the reading passages and it was great for whole group instruction and individual work. – Brittany S.
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 they buy the 5thgrade add-on differentiation pack or my 3rd grade pack – 3rd Grade Close Reading – BUNDLE
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