Paired Texts Fiction to Fiction Print and Digital for 3rd – 5th Grades

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This Fiction to Fiction time-saving unit is filled with folktales from around the world that your students will enjoy!


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Total Pages: 150+
File Size: 4 MB
This Paired Texts unit in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other top educational platforms) targets reading comprehension using two different folktales from around the world on the same themed topic. This packet is loaded with 8 passages (4 sets of paired texts) including comprehension questions that target a variety of reading strategies (like compare-contrast, summary, theme, cause and effect, and more). There is a vocabulary practice page for each set and a paired texts questions page that asks students to refer to both texts, to analyze, and combine information to formulate answers. There are also three writing prompts (narrative, expository and persuasive) for each set. A test prep resource for sure but absolutely engaging stories your kids will enjoy!
It includes:
8 Double Sided Passages with a total of 4 paired texts
Happiness Theme:
Moonflower (Japanese Folktale)
The Key to Happiness (Brazilian Folktale)Leadership Theme:
The Lion and the Beetle (African Folktale)
King of the Jungle (Folktale from the Philippines)Greed Theme:
The Broken Promise (Japanese Folktale)
Island of the Sun (Chinese Folktale)Wisdom Theme:
The Flying Ship (Russian Folktale)
Magic Pomegranate (Jewish Folktale)Vocabulary page for each set (total of 4)
Double Sided Paired Text Questions for each set (total of 4 = 8 pages)
Narrative, Expository and Persuasive Writing Prompts for each set (total of 24 pages)Teacher NotesTeacher Notes for Digital PDF with LINKS 


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • Everything you need for paired texts is ready in one place!


  • It includes a print and a DIGITAL version. The digital version can be opened as a PowerPoint so it’s compatible on many educational platforms.


  • Students really enjoy reading the high-interest passages!


  • Each passage has its own set of comprehension questions, in addition to the question pages which compare the two texts.


  • Writing prompts allow you to integrate writing skills into these units.


  • There are narrative, expository, and persuasive writing prompts for each paired passages. You can choose whichever one you’d like.


  • The vocabulary component for each paired passage set is a great way to reinforce vocabulary.


If you’re looking for more paired text resources, here are a few you might like:
Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction 4th – 6th Grades


Looking for some thematic paired texts to take you through the seasons?
Fall Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades
Winter Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades
Spring Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades

Paired Texts by the Season Bundle: 4th – 6th Grades


These are completely digital reading units! They are very interactive with drag and drop pieces and content your students will LOVE!

4th Grade Digital Reading Unit Paired Passages (Nonfiction)

5th Grade Digital Reading Unit Paired Texts (Nonfiction)


This set has short paired texts, with lots of myths, folktales from around the world, and fables:
Compare, Contrast and More for 3rd – 5th Graders


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