teaching resource

Paired Passage Worksheets - Thunderstorms

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jul 2024

Use paired passages to help your student practise applying reading comprehension strategies.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  4 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  4 - 6

teaching resource

Paired Passage Worksheets - Thunderstorms

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jul 2024

Use paired passages to help your student practise applying reading comprehension strategies.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  4 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  4 - 6

Use paired passages to help your student practise applying reading comprehension strategies.

Build Reading Comprehension Skills With Paired Passages!

Using paired passages in reading class is a great way to improve your students’ critical thinking. These types of activities encourage them to compare, contrast, and combine information from different texts. This method will improve the close reading skills needed for academic research and upper-level writing tasks. It will also boost engagement through varied perspectives and content, maintaining their interest. Paired passages also help students develop contextual understanding and practise citing text evidence to support their statements and it is an all-too-important skill for standardised tests. This year, we encourage you to incorporate paired passages in your reading instruction to improve your students’ response to literature and close reading skills.

This collection of worksheets contains:

  • a literary text, The Midnight Thunderstorm
  • a factual text, All About Thunderstorms
  • a reading comprehension worksheet requiring students to answer questions about each text, and use information from both texts to compare and contrast the two passages.

Download and Print Your Paired Passage Worksheets

This resource is available as a printable PDF as well as a fully editable Google Slides resource file. Click the dropdown arrow on the download button to download your resource today!


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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