[DIGITAL CLASSROOM] Leveled Paired Texts Passages: Winter and Snow Grades 4-6


Out of stock

* Open the preview for more details! *


Paired passages, or paired texts, meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The digital passages in this set are great to stretch your 4th and 5th graders, and still appropriate for many students in middle school as well.

There are TWO LEVELS of passages in this digital set: the higher set is in the “stretch” range for 4th and 5th and in the grade level bands for 6-8 [marked discreetly with ^], and the lower set is in the grade level bands for 3-5 [marked discreetly with *]. The questions are the same, but the texts are modified so that students can still practice more rigorous, complex questions; compare and build knowledge to integrate information; and draw conclusions. These differentiated passages work perfectly for small group or independent practice, stations, homework, or assessments.

The assessments are provided in Google FORMS. The multiple choice options will be shuffled for each student, and the items will be automatically scored.

The passages are provided in Google SLIDES and can be annotated by adding text boxes. Students could use lines to underline or draw arrows with the line tool. I have also inserted a “highlight box” on the title of each passage. Show students how to select the box, then copy and paste it to use for highlighting purposes in the text. They can resize the box by dragging the corners to highlight only what they need.

You could allow the students to use their annotated passages for their assessments by having them share the screen (or “split screen”) for both files. I have also included the passages at the top of the assessments.

LOOKING FOR PRINTABLE PDF FORMAT? Click here to get this in printable PDF format.


THERE ARE THREE PAIRS (six passages) IN THIS SET provided on TWO LEVELS!

I have included two informational passages about snow: one about how it forms and one about the first photographer to capture snowflakes on film. There are also two passages about winter sports- one about how to ski and one about sled safety. Lastly, I have included the Russian Fairy Tale, “King Frost” along with an informational passage about frost.


In my 4th grade classroom, I used each of the texts for close reading and annotating lessons- this helped ensure the students fully comprehended the texts before having to answer questions about both texts together. Click here to see a blog post showing how I model purposeful annotating! My students used their annotated texts to answer the questions. Since the texts are in the “stretch” range for 4th and 5th, I don’t give these texts as cold reads, but if you have students reading on a 6th-8th grade level, you definitely could! If your students have not been exposed to paired text questions, you may want to walk them through some examples before you ever take a grade.

Please look at the preview to see a snapshot of the set!

Check out this similar product- a freebie digital paired text set about epidemics and germs!


See the other digital classroom products in my store!

Check out all of the paired texts in my store!


Do you have a paired text topic idea? Submit it here!


Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the ‘additional license’ purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

Copyright © 2014, 2017 Ideas By Jivey, LLC

All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

Not for public display.