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Differentiated Reading Comprehension – Year Long Bundle

Original price was: $100.00.Current price is: $27.99.


Grade Levels: 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Resource Type: Digital Download, Printable

Subjects: Literacy

File Type: PDF



A year-long bundle of differentiated reading comprehension passages for grades 2-4. Exhausted from trying to differentiate close reading passages to meet your students' reading needs? You have students at all different levels, and you are struggling to find quality, close reading passages to reach them all.Β  This collection of differentiated reading comprehension passages is just what you need! High-quality passages for close reading instruction.

Differentiation made easy!

Designed specifically for 2nd- 4th-grade readers, this product ensures that you can reach all of your students with quality close reading instruction throughout the year. Say goodbye to the challenge of finding suitable close reading materials that meet the needs of your young learners.

With this product, you'll have access to 100 non-fiction reading passages differentiated on three different levels for a total of 300 differentiated reading comprehension passages! Each is carefully crafted by experienced classroom teachers. These passages result from countless requests from teachers like you, who understand the importance of engaging and meaningful close reading instruction.

Enhance your close reading lessons with the included resources. Paired with 8 graphic organizers, an annotation key, color-coded text evidence, and comprehension questions, this collection provides a comprehensive toolkit to take your close reading instruction to the next level.


  • 100 Different Titles with Comprehension Questions (300 passages total)
  • 8 Graphic Organizers
  • Annotation Key
  • Color-Coded Text Evidence Question


Unit #1: Back to School

  • Snooze Alarm
  • Welcome Back Students
  • Dodge the Ball
  • Year Round School
  • Important People at School
  • Safety First
  • Germs at School
  • Don't be a Bully
  • To Tag or Not to Tag
  • School Bus Safety

Unit #2: All About Fall

  • No White after Labor Day
  • The Fall Moon Festival
  • Fall Fruits and Vegetables
  • Fall Leaves and Trees
  • Why Seasons Change
  • Fall Football
  • Moving and Hiding
  • Trick or Treat
  • Fall Flyers
  • The First Thanksgiving

Unit #3: Time to Celebrate

  • Boxing Day
  • Culture Day
  • Diwali
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Happy Hanukkah
  • International Volunteers Day
  • Kwanzaa Time
  • National Unity Day
  • The Emperor's Birthday
  • Veteran's Day

Unit #4: Our Country

  • America's Military
  • America's National Flower
  • Mount Rushmore
  • The American Flag
  • The National Anthem
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The National Animal
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The American Bison
  • Becoming President of the USA

Unit #5: Winter is Here

  • All About Snow
  • Does the Cold Make You Sick
  • Hibernation
  • How Cold Affects the Body
  • Insects and Cold Weather
  • Living in an Igloo
  • Penguins and Polar Bears
  • The Arctic
  • The Winter Olympics
  • Winter Safety

Unit #6: Animals

  • Arctic Hare
  • Arctic Shark
  • Arctic Tern
  • Arctic Wolf
  • Dall Sheep
  • Ermine
  • Narwhal
  • Puffin
  • Arctic Wooly Bear
  • Wolverine

Unit #7: Heroes and Role Models

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Harriett Tubman
  • Rosa Parks
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Amelia Earhart
  • George Washington
  • Hellen Keller
  • Abraham Lincoln

Unit #8: The Earth

  • Earth Day
  • Recycling
  • Pollution
  • Planting Trees
  • Save Water
  • Reusable Items
  • Bike and Walk
  • Save Electricity
  • Global Warming
  • Compost

Unit #9: Spring Has Sprung

  • Spring
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Plant Life Cycle
  • Coming Out of Hibernation
  • Spring Holidays
  • Baby Animals
  • Budding Trees
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Spring Sports
  • Frog Life Cycle

Unit #10: Summer Fun

  • Swimming
  • Fourth of July
  • City Vacations
  • Beach Vacations
  • Mountain Vacations
  • Summer Weather
  • Backyard Games
  • Fireflies
  • Summer Foods
  • Water Parks

Whether you're planning to use these differentiated reading comprehension passages in literacy centers, balanced literacy blocks, or for Response to Intervention (RTI) purposes, the text-dependent questions are perfectly aligned to promote independent or small group instruction.

Unlock the potential of close reading in your first-grade classroom with this invaluable resource. Get your hands on these close reading passages today and empower your students to dive deep into the text they're reading!

Looking for FIRST GRADE Reading Comprehension Passages?



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”This is the perfect resource for my students. The passages are written with all words my students are able to read and understand, with some productive struggle. It is at the perfect ability level for them. I can't wait to continue to use it!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”Great resources for introducing evidence-based writing in a simple easy to follow format. Thank you for making the lines easy to move and the resource simple to navigate! I am using them for multiple levels, tutoring in and my 2nd grade class”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”I absolutely love this bundle! I can't say enough about it. I am so glad to have a way to help my children prove their answers in a passage. The questions that go with the passages are wonderful to teach my children how to answer in a complete sentence using capital letters and punctuation marks. I know they are meant for first grade but it is perfect for my first semester of second grade. Thank you Farrah!”


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between the first grade and 2-4 differentiated bundles?

Our 2-4 Differentiated bundle was the first bundle we created for this product line. First-grade teachers wanted to also be able to do close reading comprehension activities with their students but absolutely loved our themes and passages in the differentiated bundle. Thus, we created the first-grade bundle. This bundle includes the same THEMES but they are totally different passages than you will find in the 2-4 differentiated bundle and are written at a first-grade level. The 2-4 Differentiated bundle has the same THEMES but different passages that have been differentiated into three different grade levels.

Are these passages the right level for my students?

If you’re looking for the difficulty of the text passage, you’ll need something slightly above your student’s instructional level. And before you panic, remember that you’re leading them through these close reading lessons. You’re not expecting independent reading for your passages for close reading. That’s for your whole group or guided reading lessons.

The text is meant to be longer and a bit more difficult so your students will learn to work with harder passages with confidence. They also need to see new words and phrases that they’ve not heard before. If they are only reading words they already know, they’re not going to be challenged to build up their reading skills.

Can these activities be used in a digital or virtual classroom?

Yes! If they are printable resources, you can use the pieces to teach on-screen. If they are digital resources, you can assign them through your learning management platforms like Google Classroomβ„’, Seesawβ„’, or BOOMβ„’ and can also share your screen to use them to teach the lessons!

Can I use these activities in my online classrooms as teaching material? (Outschool, Online ESL)Β 

YES! We love online teachers and we authorize our resources to be usedΒ BY THE TEACHERΒ during lessons. We don’t allow them to be sent to parents to be used outside the online classroom.


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Are you needing this resource for more than one teacher or classroom?

This is a common occurrence among teachers, especially if you are part of a teaching team or grade-level team. In order to make it easy, and legal, for you to share with your team, each team member must set up their own account and purchase a license for their classroom. If you are interested in getting a grade-level license, please reach out to support@farrahhenley.com for grade-level pricing. Thank you for being a responsible teacher buyer!

Copyright Β© Farrah Henley Education, LLC. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.


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