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Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Paired Passages

Are your students ready to tackle Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts in a new, rigorous way? This is THE resource you need! These paired passages have been thoughtfully created to teach students how to integrate information from two different high-interest INFORMATIONAL TEXT passages and apply their Firsthand and Secondhand Account reading skills to their reading.

This resource includes both a printable and digital (Google Slides) version!

This set of nonfiction paired passages (two passages total) includes three mini booklets with informational texts. Prep is easy! Simply print double-sided and fold.

Booklet #1: Story #1 “September 11, 2011: The Day the Skyline Changed” with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Firsthand and Secondhand Account Tasks

Booklet #2: Story #2 “Breaking News: A Tragedy in Manhattan, NYC” with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Firsthand and Secondhand Account Tasks

Booklet #3: Paired Passages Firsthand and Secondhand Account Questions and Activities

This resource is perfect for review, test prep, and teaching paired passages. It is recommended for grades 4+, though it can be completed with many 3rd graders when given assistance.

These are almost completely black and white for easy printing.

Suggested answers included for answers that are not opinion-based.

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