December Close Reading Passages


Eight close reading passages for the month of December. Add some seasonal fun to your classroom while you teach your students critical reading skills!



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Using close reading strategies for your students is a great way to grow their understanding of a passage. Whether you are looking for help in teaching close reading strategies, or you simply don’t have the time to find quality text passages, I’ve got you covered. 

When you grab your copy of the December Close Reading Passages you will have instant access to EIGHT engaging + themed close reading text that is perfect for your 1st-grade students.

These passages are available as traditional resources or can be used as a digital resource through Google Slides, Seesaw, or Boom Learning. 

That’s not all, each passage includes:

-a READY TO PRINT lesson plan for the entire week 

-vocabulary lessons and resources

-close reading anchor charts

– a complete teacher’s guide

 I have also included EXTRAS which are classroom management and partner resources to make this one amazing, NO-PREP resource! 

 Close Reading Text Includes: 

Non-fiction Close Reading Passages

  • Reindeer
  • Christmas Tree Farms 
  • How to Make Gingerbread Cookies 
  • Polar Bears

Fiction Close Reading Passages

  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Gingerbread House
  • Santa’s Cookies
  • Santa On Vacation

This is how I learned to implement close reading examples in my first-grade classroom.

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