Under The Sea Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Improve reading comprehension in your classroom with our Ocean-themed Under the Sea reading comprehension passages and questions. This differentiated resource pack includes 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. Great for Shark Week!

Learn more about great white sharks, dolphins, submarines, seafood, and the lost city of Atlantis!

In this pack you will receive:

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

  • Great White Sharks
  • Submarines
  • All about Dolphins
  • The Lost City of Atlantis
  • Kaimoana/Seafood – A New Zealand Experience

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities

Each passage features different activities!

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create

Reading Comprehension Strategies included:

  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the main idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Sequence
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Visualizing
  • Make Predictions
  • Make Connections

3. Three Graphic Organiser Examples

  • Information Web
  • Main Idea
  • Timeline

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 Under the Sea reading comprehension resource is all about:

The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-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 (Analyze, Evaluate, Create).

Teachers Like You Say:
Chantelle N. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Love these higher-order thinking tasks! Would love to see even more topics available :)”
Brittany Jones says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ These are perfect for my guided reading! Thank you!”
Michelle B. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks. These make planning for my independent reading groups a breeze.”


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