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January Close Reading Passages

These EIGHT January close reading passages are the perfect resource for the busy teacher! No-Prep, high-interest passages with follow-up activities ready to PRINT AND GO that will be sure to help you rock your next close reading lesson.


Looking for passages for close reading of a text and want all the prep work done for you? Well, say no more! 

What's Inside the January Close Reading Text

These January close reading passages and questions are NO PREP, READY TO USE and come with everything you need to help your students conquer their close reading activities.

  • Blackline or color printing options.
  • Close reading lesson plans for EACH of the close reading texts. These are no-prep lessons. Just print and go!
  • Examples of close reading techniques and instructions on how to teach a close reading lesson.
  • Product walkthrough to make sure you get the most out of your product.
  • Partner work for vocabulary.
  • Close reading questions for comprehension.
  • Writing activities to extend the content from the close reading texts.
  • Partner organization and classroom management for an engaging close reading lesson.
  • Anchor chart for close reading annotation.

Non-fiction Close Reading Passages

  • Penguins 
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • What do Animals Do In Winter?
  • Snow

Fiction Close Reading Passages

  • Bear Sleeps 
  • Snow Day 
  • The Snowman
  • New Year’s Resolutions

Each close reading passage comes with a READY TO PRINT + GO lesson plan for the whole week, vocab lessons and resources, and anchor charts. NOT ONLY THAT but you have digital access to the activities on Google Slides, Seesaw, Boom Cards! 

Seesaw Digital Resources
Boom Cards Resources


  • Classroom and partner management techniques.
  • Printable posters to help your students learn how to discuss the text

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