Interactive Reading Passages: WINTER Edition


Total pages: 31
File size: 7 MB



These interactive reading passages will have your readers discussing vocabulary, practicing fluency, finding evidence within the text, and demonstrating comprehension – in a SIMPLEFUN, and ENGAGING way! Instructional time is precious!! We don’t often have the time for our little ones to waste cutting and gluing before they start reading and writing!

This WINTER Edition contains 20 paired passages for your interactive notebooks or reader response journals! Each topic contains a fiction and a nonfiction passage that is short and manageable for young readers.

Each passage contains:
3 focus vocabulary words from Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary. Students should read, discuss, and highlight or circle the words with a teacher. Teachers can utilize these words in many ways, such as previewing and discussing the words prior to reading, or using context clues to discuss the words during the first reading of the text.
a text evidence activity: Students will underline a piece of information from the text. This encourages students to go back and reread to identify and pick out specific information as they read closely. This is such a vital skill for our readers!
a built-in interactive notebook feature for comprehension! Students will write and/or draw responses to comprehension skills such as identifying the problem and solution, main idea and details, retelling, asking questions, and more!

The following informational topics are included in this pack. Each nonfiction topic includes a coordinating paired fiction passage:
Snow Day Fun
The Snowman Contest
Chester Greenwood
The Lost Hat
The Snow Fort
Bird’s Surprise
The Arctic Fox
Fox’s New Friend
All About Moose
Mittens for Moose
Bear’s Birthday Wish
All About Teeth
Happy Teeth
Groundhog’s Surprise

Setting up the passages is EASY Simply trim around the dotted line. (I use a paper cutter to quickly trim the edges for the students prior to use. This makes inserting the passages into a notebook SO fast!) Students will use scissors to quickly snip the flap lines at the bottom of the page. Glue the top of the page into a spiral notebook and BAM! An interactive reading passage that saves you time and sanity!

*Please note the passages are designed to go into a regular sized notebook. If you would like to use these pages with a composition book, simply shrink the pages on a copier for a better fit.*

This pack is designed for first and second grade. If you have older students who greatly struggle with Tier 2 vocabulary, I think this would be a great warm-up and review for them! Special intervention students and/or struggling readers would also benefit from this pack. However, as always, all of my passage packs contain a FREE sample passage in the Preview Download so that you can judge the complexity of the passages yourself and decide what works best for your group of students and/or needs.

Want MORE Interactive Reading Passages?!
FALL Interactive Reading Passages
WINTER Interactive Reading Passages
SPRING Interactive Reading Passages
Get the money-saving BUNDLE pack HERE

Looking for higher level text? You may enjoy my Text Evidence Reading Passages:
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – FALL EDITION
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – WINTER EDITION
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – SPRING EDITION
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – SUMMER Edition

Grab my discounted BUNDLE PACK which includes ALL 4 Seasonal Text Based Evidence Packs!
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BUNDLE Edition

Do you have little ones who could use text evidence practice for comprehension?
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BEGINNING READERS

Happy Learning!
Christina DeCarbo
Miss DeCarbo, Inc.
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