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January Reading Passages – Activities and Anchor Charts


This resource is delivered digitally. You will receive a link to download via Google Drive.


Are you looking for engaging reading comprehension practice for the month of January? These reading passages cover a variety of comprehension skills for upper grades students. There are 4 fiction and 4 nonfiction passages included in this resource. High-interest topics like social media, Jackie Robinson, sharks, and more are included!


Do you ever feel like you are just handing your students a passage to work on without actually taking time to teach a specific reading skill? Look no further for the perfect resource! Not only does this include 8 passages, but there are also anchor chart posters that help teach the skills. You can use these as part of your instruction, or print them and put them in student notebooks as a reference tool!


✏️What’s Included:✏️

  • 8 Reading Passages (4 Fiction, 4 Nonfiction)
  • Text-Dependent Comprehension Questions (Multiple Choice & Written Response)
  • 8 Anchor Chart Posters to teach the skills of each passage
  • 8 Graphic Organizer/Activities
  • Paired Passages Graphic Organizer so students can compare facts found in two of the passages
  • Answer Keys


Nonfiction Passages Included & Skills Covered:

  • Sharks (Main Idea & Details)
  • Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Text Structure: Cause & Effect in a Historical Text)
  • Social Media and Children (Author’s Point of View)
  • Ben Franklin (Text Structure: Chronological Order in a Historical Text)


Fiction Passages Included & Skills Covered:

  • New Year’s Eve Festivities (Compare / Contrast Two Characters)
  • Ricky & Jake Go To Outer Space (Compare / Contrast Stories)
  • Tara and the Lipstick (Point of View)
  • The Fox and the Stork (Theme/Summarize)

Answer keys are included and black & white versions are provided as well.



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