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5th Grade Common Core ELA Test Prep- Informational Standards

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This reading assessment is focused on the common core reading informational standards for grade 5. There are a total of 37 assessment questions in two formats: multiple choice and constructed response. There are 2 sets of 3 passages for each set of questions. Students read multiple passages and use these to answer questions related to individual passages and demonstrate comprehension of how the passages relate together.

The first 3 passages included are:
“Glow Sticks” readability level 5.5 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 750

“Chemical Luminescence” readability level 5.4 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 550

“Glowing Life” readability level 5.8 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 680

The second 3 passages included are:
Berlin Airlift Passage 1 (Journal entries) readability level 4.8 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 700

Berlin Airlift Passage 2 (New regulations) readability level 8.3 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 1180

Berlin Airlift Passage 3 (A letter home) readability level 5.1 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 750

3 half-page reading selections on luminescence.
19 comprehension questions
2 constructed response questions

3 half-page reading selections on the Berlin Airlift
12 comprehension questions
4 constructed response questions

The number of questions that correlate to grade 5 informational standards is as follows: RI1: 3 questions RI2: 4 questions RI3: 4 questions RI4: 4 questions RI5: 5 questions RI6: 5 questions RI7: 2 questions RI8: 7 questions RI9: 3 questions

Answer key with explanations for most questions. Constructed response questions do have a sample response in the key.
Writing prompts do NOT have sample answers.

Brief checklist for writing prompts

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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.


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