Text Evidence Reading Passages BIOGRAPHY Edition


Total pages: 28
File size: 3 MB



This special edition biography pack contains 20 text based evidence passages for your students. Get your students to USE the text! With the introduction of the Common Core standards, comes a big shift in students being able to not only comprehend text but use and state evidence directly from the text to support their understanding. These passages allow your students to build and practice this skill in a fun, engaging manner!

These interactive, hands-on passages provide your students with fluency, comprehension, and written response practice. Students read the passage three times for fluency. They keep track of the amount of times they read the passage (optional). The consistent format of the passages guide your students through the process of looking back into the text to support their comprehension and understanding with text-based evidence. Students will have a blast using their crayons to highlight and look for evidence! Finally, students practice responding to the text through a Read & Response activity. These response questions cover many big comprehension areas such as inference, questioning, making connections, and more!

These passages are great to use in a whole group setting, small group setting, RTI, intervention classrooms, or as center work or independent work within the classroom.

The passages are perfect for first grade stretch texts or first grade students reading above grade level, second and third grade independent reading, below-target third grade readers, at-risk fourth and fifth grade students, intervention students, and small group settings. Please note, these passages do NOT have a specific reading level, Lexile level, or DRA level listed. Please make your best judgement for your students by using the free sample passage in the preview download.

This edition contains topics that integrate many science and social studies concepts, saving you time and resources! Practicing fluency and comprehension has never been so fun for students – and easy for educators!

****Download the Preview File for a FREE passage to sample and try out with your students!****

The following informational passages are covered in this pack:

Ruby Bridges
Rosa Parks
Benjamin Franklin
Helen Keller
Amelia Earhart
Thomas Edison
Milton Hershey
Walt Disney
Sally Ride
Clara Barton
Barack Obama
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Neil Armstrong
Eleanor Roosevelt
Alexander Graham Bell
Steve Jobs
Michael Jordan
Jackie Robinson
The Wright Brothers

Want more passages?! You can grab SEASONAL packs for the whole year – These packs contain paired passages for many topics!

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 that could use text evidence practice?

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BEGINNING READERS

Happy Learning!

Christina DeCarbo
Miss DeCarbo, Inc. Copyright 2015
Created ©2015 by Christina DeCarbo

Skills & Topics Covered in this pack: reading passages, text evidence, comprehension, response, writing, fluency, reading, biographies, passages, famous Americans, social studies, science


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