Common Core: Integration of Knowledge & Ideas: RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
3 informational (non-fiction) passages, one for each standard.
Each passage comes in a mid-late first grade level and a mid-second grade level. They include standards based, text dependent questions.
What is a Reindeer?
Poinsettias: Beautiful or Deadly?
Christmas Sugar Cookies are the Best!/Its No Christmas Without Gingerbread Cookie
This was created for 2nd grade but could also be used for some 1st or 3rd graders.