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Celebrate and educate students about the holiday of Christmas with these close reading passages that include mystery pictures! Just print and GO! There are three DIFFERENT passages each DIFFERENTIATED at three DIFFERENT reading levels. There are two nonfiction texts and one fiction text. Each text comes with 10 text dependent questions, a writing prompt, graphic organizers, and a mystery grid picture.
***If you'd like to try a sample of this resource for free click here.
✔ Teacher Pages: explaining the different parts of the resource and how to use it in the classroom.
✔ Student Printables: to print for the students to keep/use during the reading. Perfect for notebooks!
✔ 3 Different Texts: each having three levels of difficulty.
✔ 10 Text Dependent Questions for each passage. Use with or without the mystery grid.
✔ 3 Writing Prompts: one for each passage
✔ 3 Mystery Grids: one for each passage
✔ Answer Keys: for the 10 text dependent questions and the mystery grid.
✔ Graphic Organizers: as an option to use with any of the texts.
***Texts Included in this Resource***
❶ "The Train Set" a fiction passage about an elf that through determination completes the job of building a special train set for a little girl
❷ "The History of Santa Claus" an informational passage about where the legend of Santa started and how it has changed throughout the years into what it is today.
❸ "Christmas Around the World" an informational passage about how the holidays is celebrated differently depending on which part of the world you are from
***Feedback from teachers***
"This was fun to do before break. The kids are always running high on energy and this activity helped keep them engaged and learning. Thanks!"
"I loved that these were leveled, I was able to use the same passage with my different reading groups. My students really loved them!"
"My students LOVED these and were very motivated to read so that they could get to the pictures! Great product, thank you!"
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