All About Athletes: Informational Text Close Reading Fun Pack for Grades 4-8


  • Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

  • Subjects: Reading, Writing

  • Product Type: Printable

  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Product Description

Close reading fun pack about 10-AMAZING athletes sure to grab the attention of your sports fans!

This 35-page NO PREP Close Reading Informational Text BUNDLE is the perfect reading tool for your upper elementary or middle school students working to enhance comprehension with high-interest informational passages about current athletes. Inspired by my son-who is obsessed with all things NFL and NBA, this BUNDLE is sure to motivate your male hard-to-inspire readers!!!

The BUNDLE includes:

-9-one page texts with four-evidence based questions per selection with ANSWER KEYS
Estimated Lexile Measure is 1080

Selection Titles:

  • Robert Griffin III
  • Cam Newton
  • Peyton Manning
  • Russell Wilson
  • Andy Dalton
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Blake Griffin
  • Kevin Durant
  • Joakim Noah
  • LeBron James

Also included are 4-NO PREP graphic organizers to help students identify:

  • Fact and Opinion
  • The 5-W’s of Informational text
  • Cause and Effect
  • Compare and Contrast

Sometimes it is that one tool that encourages that breakthrough in learning and understanding. These selections will make that happen. This is a perfect tool for centers, small group, homework, or whole class close reading strategy work.


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Erin Beers from Mrs Beers Language Arts Class
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I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher.  I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts. 

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