Close Reading Passages and Questions for Tortoises vs. Turtles


This tortoise vs. turtle close reading packet has everything you need to engage your students while practicing the common core standards! This high interest passage with a focus on comparing and contrasting will meet the needs of all your students with the two differentiated passages that are included.

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This tortoise vs. turtle passage includes 2 different reading levels. One for lower readers in the 2nd grade range (word count 289) and the other for on-level to above-level students (word count 360). Remember, for close reading, text should be slightly difficult to allow for your digging deeper discussions!

This high interest reading passage resource includes:

  • Reading passage at two different levels
  • Teacher pages detailing what is close reading and what it looks like in my classroom
  • Annotation symbols -full page anchor chart or bookmarks available
  • Key focus of the passage – Compare & Contrast
  • 5 additional nonfiction graphic organizers to use with this passage or others
  • 5 Vocabulary word cards, pictures and definitions for your pocket charts
  • Vocabulary focus pamphlet to record vocabulary learned
  • Half-page booklet that students can document their learning
  • Two pages of text dependent questions that are common core aligned (pages can be used for both reading levels)
  • Answer keys


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