3rd - 5th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions {Google Classroom™}

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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    This reading comprehension bundle now includes 125 passages designed to help kids work toward the goals of reading, comprehending and thoughtfully responding to Guided Reading Levels M through T text.

    To provide flexibility, for use in distance learning and/or a classroom setting, the following options are offered:

    1) A link to each document in Google Slides

    2) Ready for use with Easel by TpT™ (the new TpT digital tool)

    3) Printable, as a traditional PDF

    There are two pages of questions with each story. The first page includes five text-based multiple choice questions. The second page is comprised of two written response questions.

    As students are learning to use evidence to support their thinking, I have them find and highlight the section of text they use to justify their answer.

    The Following Passages Are Included In This Pack:

    Levels M and N:

    ★ Aloe Vera

    ★ A Habit of Saving

    ★ All About Sleep

    ★ Volunteers: Improving the World One Act at a Time

    ★ My Shadow

    ★ Sound

    ★ The First Kite

    ★ Spotting Giraffes

    ★ The Amazing Gingko Tree

    ★ The Water Girl

    ★ Water Systems

    ★ What is That Dollar Really Worth?

    ★ The Kite that Helped Bridge Two Nations

    ★ Mark Tyson: Marine Naturalist

    ★ Communicating with our Hands

    ★ Children’s Rights

    ★ Mystery of the Homing Pigeon

    ★ Wildlife Conservationists

    ★ Seed Dispersal

    ★ Portmanteau

    Levels O and P - Reading About Careers:

    ★ Henry's Landscaping and Lawn Services

    ★ Breaking News: Life As A Reporter

    ★ Patricia Hanson: Computer Scientist

    ★ An Author’s Life: Vision and Revision

    ★ Cole Raftis: Real Estate Agent

    ★ Ben Swanson: Yellowstone Tour Guide

    ★ Building A Career As A Mason

    ★ Architecture: The Intersection of Science, Engineering, and Art

    ★ A Day in the Life of John Williams: X-Ray Technician

    ★ Simon Mills: Solar Power Enthusiast and Entrepreneur

    ★ Mandy Michaels: Mechanical Engineer

    ★ Catering: So Much More than Meets the Eye!

    ★ Lena Hutchinson: Soccer Player

    ★ The Pharmacist: A Vital Part of the Healthcare Team

    ★ Ikigai – A Key to Success?

    Levels O and P - Reading About Careers Set Two:

    ★ John McKay: Pilot

    ★ Sarah Crowley: Sure-Stop Manager

    ★ Amanda Davies: Website Developer

    ★ Phillip Mickens: Dairy Farmer

    ★ Jessica Higgins: Double-Decker Tour Guide

    ★ Lydia Martinez: Pet Groomer

    ★ Ronald Atwood: Dental Hygienist

    ★ Arthur Bennington: Historian

    ★ Jimmy Swanson: Forklift Operator

    ★ Alicia Fossaway: Prosecutor

    ★ Paulie Gaines: Bowling Alley Owner

    ★ Scott Greeson: Corrections Officer

    ★ Lincoln Scott: Civil Engineer

    ★ Elissa Novak: Stuntwoman

    ★ Dennis Ferguson: Milk Hauler

    Inventors - Levels O through S:

    ★ Flat-Bottomed Bags invented by Margaret Knight (Guided Reading Level O)

    ★ The Circular Saw invented by Tabitha Babbit (Guided Reading Level O)

    ★ The Fire Hood invented by Garrett Morgan (Guided Reading Level O)

    ★ Monopoly invented by Lizzie Magie (Guided Reading Level P)

    ★ Barbie Dolls invented by Ruth Handler (Guided Reading Level P)

    ★ Play Doh invented by Noah and Joe McVicker (Guided Reading Level P)

    ★ Helping in India: Amy Smith (Guided Reading Level Q)

    ★ George Washington Carver (Guided Reading Level Q)

    ★ The Sockket Electric Soccer Ball invented by Jessica Mathews (Guided Reading Level Q)

    ★ The Super Soaker invented by Lonnie Johnson (Guided Reading Level Q)

    ★ The iRobot invented by Helen Greiner (Guided Reading Level R)

    ★ The Gas-Powered Car invented by Henry Ford (Guided Reading Level R)

    ★ The Friable Pill invented by William Upjohn (Guided Reading Level R)

    ★ Blissymbols invented by Rachel Zimmerman (Guided Reading Level S)

    ★ Nikola Tesla (Guided Reading Level S)

    ★ Kevlar invented by Stephanie Kwolek (Guided Reading Level S)

    Level Q and R - Reading About Careers Set Three:

    ★ Danielle Hendricks: Coastguard Petty Officer

    ★ Anita Bellick: Town Planner

    ★ Kelly Wilkins: Optometrist

    ★ Avery Smith: Plumber

    ★ Denise Sharpe: Mail Carrier

    ★ Josh Nickerson: Video Game Developer

    ★ Audrey Koss: Hotel Manager

    ★ Wyatt Hopkins: Urban Farmer

    ★ Mallory Snokes: Dietician

    ★ Patrick Dennings: Firefighter

    ★ Jenna Landover: Electrician

    ★ Randall Marley: Barber

    ★ Laurence Hayes: Health Inspector

    ★ Carl Dixon: Family Counselor

    ★ Laura Bradley: Astronomer

    Levels Q and R - Kids Who Make A Difference:

    ★ Collecting used sports equipment and donating it to those in need

    ★ Advocating for fully accessible playground equipment

    ★ Working to encourage stores to provide braille labels

    ★ Collecting spare change to help with heating bills

    ★ Distributing leftover food to those in need

    ★ Raising money to help educate people about the endangered status of bees

    ★ Finding age-appropriate puzzles for patients with Alzheimer's disease

    ★ Working to protect sea turtles

    ★ Contributing to cleanup efforts after the BP oil spill

    ★ Removing golf balls from marine habitats

    ★ Advocating for access to clean water for all

    ★ Raising funds for children born with cleft palates

    ★ Raising funds for children in need of prosthetic limbs

    ★ Working to find a better way to test water for lead

    ★ Donating toys to the children's ward at a hospital

    Level R - Reading About Careers Set Four:

    ★ Jerry Carlson: Sports Reporter

    ★ Cody Griffin: Elephant Caretaker

    ★ Christina Wilson: Human Resources Manager

    ★ Kathleen Jenkins: Vet Tech

    ★ Evan Wilbrooks: Event Planner

    ★ Hiro Yamashita: Aikido Teacher

    ★ George Stoffel: Concert Pianist

    ★ Taiki Goto: Chef

    ★ Marietta Stevens: Interior Designer

    ★ Soojung Kim: Translator

    ★ Tara Hernandez: Wind Turbine Technician

    ★ Alexandra Wilson: Train Conductor

    ★ Heath Miller: Glazier

    ★ Belinda Martinez: Cybersecurity Analyst

    ★ Victoria Lopez: Oceanographer

    Levels S and T - Athletes Overcoming The Odds:

    ★ Tanni-Grey Thompson - Paralympic athlete who now advocates for better handicap assessibility

    ★ Michael Oher - Football star from The Blind Side

    ★ Lauren Edwards - Female football player

    ★ Kristi Yamaguchi - Figure skating champion and philanthropist

    ★ Milla Bizzotto - Nine year old extreme athlete who overcame bullying

    ★ Miracle in Miami - Example of the importance of never giving up

    ★ Maggie Rodgers - Lifeguard who learned the importance of the job

    ★ Anthony Robles - One legged wrestler who was accused of having an unfair advantage

    ★ The Cheer Extreme Cougars - Cheer leading event that exemplifies sportmanship

    ★ Bethany Hamilton - Surfer who lost arm in shark attack but still reigns victorious

    ★ Coach Brooks - Hockey coach who focused on finding players who would work together well

    ★ Caron Butler - Basketball star who strives to inspire struggling youth

    ★ Ray Lewis - Football star with the goal of being remembered for his positive impact on youth

    ★ Coach Carter - The story of a tough love coach and the success of his student athletes

    ★ Nadia Comăneci - Gymnast who reminds us to take life's challenges head-on

    These passages and worksheets are perfect for use in close reading lessons, as assessments, as morning work, as ELA test prep, for fluency work or for homework.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

    Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)

    * Please note: An answer key is included for the multiple choice questions. For many of the written response questions, answers can vary and are considered correct as long as the student logically uses evidence from the text to support his or her answer.


    Also Known As: 3rd - 5th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions: Guided Rdg. Levels M through T

    These reading comprehension activities are ideal for use as test prep for high-stakes third grade reading assessments in states such as Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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