Spring Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction Print and Digital

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This fiction to nonfiction paired texts unit is loaded with passages, vocabulary, and comprehension pages with a spring theme!


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This Spring Paired Texts unit in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other top educational platforms) targets reading comprehension using two different paired passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same spring-themed (but nonholiday) topic. This packet is loaded with 8 passages (4 sets of paired texts) including 2 historical (Space), 2 scientific (Bees), 2 biographical (Birds – John James Audubon), and 2 technical pieces (sheep).


Each passage has comprehension questions for each text that target a variety of reading strategies including main idea, context clues, cause and effect, and more. There is also a vocabulary practice page for each set which includes Latin/Greek roots, synonym – antonym, matching, and more.


There is a double-sided paired text worksheet that asks questions requiring the student to refer to both texts, to analyze, and combine information to formulate answers. Plus three writing prompts (narrative, expository, and persuasive) are included for each set. This resource is definitely academic, but contains lots of engaging, thematic topics your kids will enjoy!


Specifically, this set includes:

8 Passages with a total of 4 paired texts


Historical Text:

Mercury 3 and The Freedom 7

15 Minutes in Space (Alan Shepard’s Story)


Scientific Text:

Honey Bees and Africanized Bees (Killer Bees)

Diary of a Beekeeper


Biographical Text:

John James Audubon (famous bird painter)



Technical Text:

How Wool is Made

My Grandma’s Sheep Farm


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 12 pages)

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Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS


Here are the other seasons included in the Paired Text by the Season Bundle:
Fall Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades
Winter Paired Texts: Nonfiction to Fiction for 4th – 6th Grades


Why you’ll love this resource:

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


  • This unit comes in both print and digital formats to give you more flexibility.


  • Students really enjoy reading the high-interest passages!


  • You’re able to use thematic materials that aren’t holiday based, but are still interesting and fun!


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


  • The digital version is NO PREP and comes in Google Slides (or can be opened as a PowerPoint).


  • There are narrative, expository, and persuasive writing prompts for each paired passages, so you can integrate writing skills into these units.


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



If you’re looking for more paired texts, here are two that you can use at any time of the school year:
Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades
Paired Texts: Fiction to Fiction for 3rd – 5th Grades


I also like this Compare and Contrast Unit. It has short paired texts with lots of myths, folktales, and fables for 3rd – 5th grades:
Compare, Contrast and More for 3rd – 5th Graders


Thanks so much!

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