Text Evidence Summer Reading Passages Digital Distance Learning


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These summer reading passages for comprehension and fluency will get your students to USE the text and prove their answers! NOW DIGITAL, TOO! You will find a link to add the interactive Google Slides to your Google Drive on page 6 of the file. Included in this reading intervention pack for comprehension and fluency are 44 text-based evidence passages. 22 high-interest topics are covered. Each topic includes a nonfiction informational passage AND a related fiction passage so that you can provide paired passages and help students make connections across both genres.

These text evidence reading passages can be used at any time of the year due to the informational topics included. Don’t let the word “summer” limit when and how you incorporate these passages into your reading lessons!

Download the Preview File for a FREE reading passage to use with your students!

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!

The passages are written within the second and third-grade reading range, making them 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-grade students, intervention students, and small group settings.

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!

The following topics are covered in this pack.

Each topic includes a coordinating fiction passage to pair with the informational passage:


The Beach



Ice Cream





Independence Day







Desert Habitat

Forest Habitat




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 number 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 & Respond activity. These response questions cover many big comprehension areas such as author’s purpose, inference, visualizing, questioning, identifying the main/central idea, compare and contrast, 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.

Want more passages?! You can grab enough for the whole year!

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

OR Grab my BUNDLE PACK with all four editions at a discounted price!

Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BUNDLE PACK

Check out these SPECIAL EDITION Text Evidence Packs:
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BIOGRAPHY EDITION
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – RARE ANIMALS EDITION

Do you have little ones that could use text evidence practice? Find my BEGINNING READERS pack of evidence passages!
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BEGINNING READERS

Christina DeCarbo-Wagers
Miss DeCarbo, Inc.
Copyright 2014
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