Summer Reading Passages


Close Reading, English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading, Reading Strategies

Grade Level

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool

Resource Type

Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Printables

File Information

PDF file | 2.86 MB | 28 pages


Resource Description

BOOST READING CONFIDENCE with HIGH INTEREST reading passages that teach kids about Summer while they practice fluency and comprehension!

14 Reading Passages – each page includes

★ a summer themed non-fiction reading selection

★ a “What Does it Mean?” dictionary for readers to refer to as they read. Words in the dictionary are bolded in the passage text

★ five text-based questions: true/false, multiple choice, and short answer

~~~~~~~ Answer Key included for EVERY passage! ~~~~~~~

Reading Passage Titles include:

  • Summer
  • Sun Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Thunderstorm
  • Camping
  • Bicycle
  • Luau
  • Watermelon
  • Hot Dog
  • S’more
  • Ice Cream
  • Father’s Day
  • Flag Day
  • Fourth of July

These nonfiction passages are perfect for close reading lessons. As students are learning to use evidence to support their thinking, they can find and highlight the section of text they use to justify their answer either by:

★ Color Highlighting - Students highlight the answer to each question in a different color.

★ Numbered Highlighting - Students highlight evidence within the text and then write the question number beside the highlighted evidence.

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