Winter Weekly Nonfiction Reading Passages



This Winter Weekly Nonfiction Reading Passages unit comes with 30 weeks of week-long nonfiction reading comprehension activities. These can also be used for close reading practice. There is an introduction to each day’s tasks at the beginning of the product, plus three general graphic organizers in case you want to supplement Asking Questions, Main Idea/Detail, and Fact Finding.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The resource is now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 6 of the PDF.*

Winter Close Reading Day by Day-

Day 1:

  • Teacher reads story aloud
  • Student annotates with pencil

Day 2:

  • Partner reading &Talk Time
  • Work on Vocabulary

Day 3:

  • Independent Reading
  • Text-Dependent Questions

Day 4:

  • Cumulative Writing Activity


14 Winter Themed Nonfiction Stories for Close Reading:




-Driving Conditions

-Sled Riding



-Ice Fishing


-Inauguration Day

-Polar Bears


-Groundhog Day


Here are other Close Reading products:

Nonfiction Close Reading- 30 passages

Fall Close Reading- 14 passages

Spring Close Reading- 14 passages

Summer Close Reading- 10 passages


This Winter Weekly Nonfiction Reading Passages Unit purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you want to share with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses here. Please contact me for a site license quote at


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