“Tia Maria's Garden” is a two-page reading passage (realistic fiction) with 10 multiple-choice questions for 2nd grade students. It is about a woman who plants a spring garden and notices something is eating her plants. It can be used to practice basic reading comprehension and assess student understanding of the text. A writing prompt is included after the questions. Helps prepare 2nd graders for success on the 3rd grade reading STAAR test, PARCC, FCAT and other standardized tests.
*Designed to assess basic reading comprehension in second grade students and help them build stamina as readers.
*Great for teaching students to locate answers in the text to prove their thinking! Multiple-choice questions are written to support students searching for the answer. Most questions are ‘right there’ in the text with a few inference questions with easy to find support.
*Approximate Reading Level
----Fountas & Pinnell L/M
----Word Count—360 words
*Preview shows entire product so you can make sure this activity meets your needs, however 4 pages are tiled on a sheet and a watermark is included. Full product download includes 5 pages including the passage, questions, and an answer key.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USING THIS PRODUCT
*Use as a weekly assessment to monitor reading comprehension
*This is a great text for guided reading instruction—students read the text with teacher support, then answer questions independently or with a partner
*Rainbow Reading Fun—Have students work with a partner to color code the text as they find proof for their answers. For example, students can use the color green to answer the first question and underline the proof using green, then choose a different color for the other questions.
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*Try "Andrew Meets Sally" if you are looking for more 2nd grade reading comprehension practice.
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