Valentine’s Day Paired Passages Reading Comprehension & Informational Writing


Subject: Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grade Levels: 4th - 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas
File Type: ZIP
File Size:
Number of Pages: 76
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: N/A


Valentine’s Day Themed Paired Passages & Informative Writing – Digital & PDF

This resource includes two sets of two leveled non-fiction paired passages or texts related to Valentine’s Day. The resource also includes reading comprehension quizzes (4 questions on each) and text-based writing prompts. Targeted reading levels are 3rd/4th grades and 5th/6th grades.

The topics of the texts are:

How Chocolate Is Made
The History of Chocolate
Conversation Hearts: A Sweet Accident
The History of Valentine’s Day Cards
The extended writing prompts provided are for informative writing.

This resource is included in both PDF and digital (Google slides) formats. The digital copies are included in both a whole file format and broken into individual pieces to make it easier for teachers to assign the pieces in an online platform.

This product is designed to help students practice for state reading and writing tests such as FSA or MACS. Teachers can choose how to use this product.

Flexible Use

The leveled texts can be used together for paired passages or could be used separately. Teachers can also use both the reading comprehension pieces and the writing activity, or choose just one.

These texts can be used as:

– close reading

– reading test practice (includes Multiple Choice, Table Match, & Short Response questions)

– reading comprehension

– paired passages with an extended informational writing prompt.

Easy Differentiation

In order to differentiate, the leveled passages are provided at three different reading Lexile levels:

Level A – Low, 3rd/4th grade level
Level B – High, 5th/6th grade level
What is included in this product?

How Chocolate Is Made – in 2 levels
The History of Chocolate – in 2 levels
Conversation Hearts: A Sweet Accident – in 2 levels
The History of Valentine’s Day Cards – in 2 levels
A reading comprehension quiz for each passage (4 questions each)
Answer Key for all questions
Chocolate Extended Writing Prompt
Valentine’s Day Extended Writing Prompt
Standards Covered by this Product
Testing Cover Page
Testing Bubble/Answer Sheet
Informative Writing Rubric
Final Essay Blank Writing Paper
Digital copies of everything in Google slides.
Please see the preview for even more information and pictures of this product.

Are you looking for more Valentine’s Day-themed resources?

Kids love learning with candy! Check out these Candy Hearts Fractions & Probability lessons and the Candy Heart Acid-Base Science Experiment. They can also be purchased in a Valentine’s Day Thematic Bundle.

Do you need a writing center?

If you are looking for help teaching paired passages, please see my writing center. This product discusses how to teach and organize evidence-based writing.

Paired Passages Writing Center: Citing Text Evidence Bundle Grades 4, 5, & 6

Free Teacher Resource

For more information on teaching text-based essays, please see my blog post explaining the TEACH strategy.


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