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Informational Text Paired Passages



Are your students ready to tackle key NONFICTION reading skills 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 nonfiction stories and apply skills to what they have read.

Each information text paired passage resource includes a printable and digital (Google Slides) version.

What's included in each nonfiction paired passage resource?

Each set of nonfiction paired passages (two passages total in each resource) includes three mini booklets. Just print double-sided and fold!

  • Booklet #1: Includes a single high-interest passage, annotation guide comprehension questions, and questions focusing on the key reading skill.
  • Booklet #2: Includes a second high-interest passage, annotation guide comprehension questions, and questions focusing on the key reading skill.
  • Booklet #3: Paired Passage Activities – This booklet includes questions and reading skill activities that reference both passages and focus on the key reading skill.
  • Suggested answers are included for answers that are not opinion-based.

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.

The following informational text skills are included in this bundle:

  1. Author's Purpose
  2. Cause and Effect
  3. Citing Text Evidence
  4. Compare and Contrast
  5. Comparing Sources
  6. Conflicting Information
  7. Context Clues
  8. Fact and Opinion
  9. Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts
  10. Inference
  11. Main Idea and Details
  12. Point of View and Perspective
  13. Sequencing
  14. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting
  15. Text Structures

The printable booklets are almost completely black and white for easy printing.

>>>Are you looking for a set of FICTION paired passages? Click HERE for the fiction paired passages bundle!<<<

What are real teachers saying about these nonfiction paired passages?

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “When I saw these I fell in love! These are so perfect! What I most liked is that each booklet is used independently and then everything is put together in the end. I love how I can create discussions through all the ideas and questions in each… At the end of the day, students enjoy an interesting exercise, which they will enjoy and talk about outside the classroom.” – Carolyn J.


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