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Each of the 25 Daily Warm-Up/Bell Ringer passages is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for ELA and are written for grades 5 to 8 but will also work for high school.
This resource work well for classroom, digital, and hybrid use. This is in form fillable PDF, PowerPoint and PDF with lines for printables.
From social media stars to March days in history to sports and beyond – these passages promote critical thinking and are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies for the fifth and eighth grades as well as the CCSS.
The questions are both constructed response and multiple choice and help you incorporate the – communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity your students need in order to be successful in school and in life. They are designed to help students think critically and to prepare them for STAAR, PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments.
The topics are non-fiction / informational text and perfect for use as warm-ups, bell ringers, early finishers, unit reinforcers, partner or group work and/or lesson starters. They are designed to foster higher order thinking skills and writing across the curriculum. They are March, reading and writing themed and ask thought provoking questions to help students become independent thinkers and provide exercise for their brain muscles.
The passages are designed to be differentiated, so mix it up. Have students work alone, in pairs or in small groups. Encourage dialogue around the questions. If a passage seems particularly difficult for your students – pair up struggling readers with patient proficient readers and writers. Some of the best thinking happens this way.
These passages work for digital learning as well. They can be emailed or uploaded to any platform and assigned as warm-ups, lesson starters or reading assignments.
Table of Contents
Warm-Ups March Themed Instructions page 3
Lindberg Baby Vanishes in Thin Air Fact and Opinion page 4
Lindberg Baby Vanishes in Thin Air Multiple Choice page 5
Lindberg Baby Vanishes in Thin Air Multiple Choice Key page 6
March, March, March page 7
Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points – Inference page 8
The Telephone – Inference page 9
March 11, 1918 – Flu Pandemic page 10
March in Quotes page 11
Flowers, Flowers Everywhere page 12
Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Answers page 13
Fun Flower Facts page 14
Alex French TikTok Star page 15
Iraqi War page 16
Shaquille O’Neal page 17
Charli D’Amelio– Fact or Opinion page 18
Sleeping Cars page 19
March 5, 1770: The Boston Massacre page 20
Remember the Alamo – March 6, 1936 page 21
Michelangelo and da Vinci Compare and Contrast page 22
What is March Madness? page 23
What is March Madness? Answer Sheet page 24
1921 vs. 2021 – Compare and Contrast page 25
1921 vs. 2021 – Cloze Read page 26
1921 vs. 2021 – Cloze Read Answer Sheet page 27
There’s Pi? page 28
There’s Pi? Answer Sheet page 29
Mulan page 30
Mulan Answer Sheet page 31
How Catherine the Great Changed the World page 32
How Catherine the Great Changed the World Answers page 33
Rosie the Riveter page 34
Marsai Martin page 35
Marsai Martin Answer Sheet page 36
Main Idea and Key Details Rubric page 37
Constructed Response Rubric page 38
Inference Rubricpage 39
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