Hanukkah Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions | Chanukah Activities

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Embrace the multicultural classroom and improve reading comprehension with our Hanukkah-themed differentiated close reading texts and activities. This pack includes two non-fiction passages with six pages of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks.

This resource would also be suitable for Grade 6 (Year Seven and Eight learners) as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged!

In this pack you will receive:

1. Two texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:

  • The Origins of Hanukkah
  • How Hanukkah is celebrated

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities (24 activities in total)

Each passage features different activities!

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze/Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create

Reading Comprehension Strategies included:

  • Use Prior Knowledge
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the main idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Summarize/Summarise
  • Synthesize
  • Make Connections

3. Three Graphic Organizer Examples

  • Story Flow Chart
  • Information Web
  • Main Idea

4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions

5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.

6. Close Reading bookmarks

What this resource is all about:

The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction and fiction passages and engaging higher order thinking questions.

This resource is full of exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create).

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