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Reading Comprehension Practice | Close Reading Passages & Activities for January


Total Pages: 40+
File Size: 2.3 MB



Are you looking for reading comprehension practice to last you throughout the entire month of January with high-interest topics and teacher-approved response pages? This ready-to-use close reading resource includes 4 passages for the month, 3 days of response pages for each passage, and an extension activity. Everything you need for close reading comprehension in January is included.

Close reading helps build foundational skills for reading that will help with critical thinking skills and beyond. Students will love the fun and engaging passages, and you'll love that they are getting meaningful close reading practice with no prep!

Here is what you will get:

  • Four monthly themed passages for January
  • Three reading response pages for each passage
  • Answer sheets for each day of responses.
  • An extension activity for each topic
  • Text annotating pages
  • ….and more!

January nonfiction topics included:

⭐️ New Year's Resolutions

⭐️ Winnie the Pooh

⭐️ Ellis Island

⭐️ The Presidential Inauguration

This resource provides engaging passages with response pages focused on:

  • Day 1 is focused on the main idea and details.
  • Day 2 is focused on vocabulary and text structure.
  • Day 3 is focused on making inferences, the theme, and the author's craft.

You can use the passages in small groups, as independent practice, for weekly homework practice, or in any way that you choose!

Each passage comes with print-and-go versions plus Google Slides that you can assign to students with Google Drive or Google Classroom.

Close reading allows your students to practice moving beyond their first impression of a text through repeated readings. Students will actively examine texts and draw evidence and knowledge from them.

Please note, the number of pages included in this pack includes the answer sheets, not all pages are student pages.

Digital passages are also included.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kelly G. says, “I thought this was a great resource on Close Reading. There is a good mini lesson to use together with the first passage, and then the additional passages made great independent or whole group activities. Nice variety of topics as well.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shellie M. says, “I love the breakdown and explanation of each reading. My kids don't particularly enjoy reading passages more than once but the breakdown of this resource gave them a reason and something specific to do with each reading. Very user-friendly and no prep. ”

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Purchase Close Reading for the Entire Year to get this pack plus close reading for each month of the year and close reading reference materials as well!


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