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Paired Passages Close Reading Bundle

This is the ultimate paired passage bundle with EVERYTHING you need to help your students master analyzing two paired passages. With this set of engaging resources, your students will be ready to read and analyze anything…  Fiction Stories, Informational Text, and Poems! 

There are 33 sets of paired passages included in this bundle, that’s 66 poems, stories, and passages and countless comprehension activities.

Which Paired Passages Resources are Included in this Ultimate Bundle?

The following skill-based paired passages (two passages total in each set) includes three mini booklets, simply print double-sided and fold.

Booklet #1: Story #1 with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Reading Skill Focus Questions

Booklet #2: Story #2 with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Reading Skill Focus Questions

Booklet #3: Paired Passages Reading Skill Focus Questions and Activities

The following skills each have three booklets included in this bundle:

Informational Text

  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

Fiction Paired Passages

  1. Main Idea Paired Passages
  2. Inference Paired Passages
  3. Theme
  4. Cause and Effect
  5. Compare and Contrast
  6. Character Traits
  7. Character Conflict
  8. Sequencing
  9. Story Elements
  10. Perspective/Point of View
  11. Author's Purpose
  12. Fact and Opinion

Each of the following sets includes annotation guides for each passage or poem and text-based comprehension questions for each piece of writing. Each set also includes additional pages of extensive paired passage tasks that require students to Analyze, Apply, Evaluate, and Create based on the paired passages (please see the preview for sample pages). Each set includes at least 10 printables pages with high-quality content.

Paired Passages with Poems

  1. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of overcoming adversity)
  2. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of honesty)
  3. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of change)
  4. Paired Passages with Poems (on the theme of feeling invisible)

AND Reading Success with Paired Passages 

  1. Reading Skill Success with Paired Passages (2 sets in this resource!)

Are these resources digital?

YES! These paired passage resources are both printable and digital. Each digital version is available as a Google Slides activity. The link for this version is in your download right beside the printable version.

Which grades are these best suited for? How can I use this in my classroom?

This resource is perfect for review, test prep, and teaching paired passages.  I have taken great care to include a wide variety of tasks, questions, and formats to engage your students in many types of analysis.

These paired passage comprehension resources are recommended for grades 4+.

How long do these paired passages activities take?

I recommend completing each LARGE set over the course of one week. Booklet tasks can be completed over the course of 2-3 days.

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

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