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5th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Boom Cards

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High quality Common Core 5th grade reading comprehension passages with questions. Our reading passages have helped students reach their growth rates and beyond in NWEA MAP, State Tests, NAEP, Smarter Balanced, and PARCC.

There is no longer any debate about what is effective practice in today’s classroom; formative assessment, feedback, and student self-assessment around clearly identified essential learnings. These effective practices will help your students achieve at high levels . This NWEA MAP, State and National Reading skills bundle will meet your students where they are at help them reach their desired goals. This product includes 6 reading passages with 60 questions written at various DOK levels.

The quizzes are organized by grade level, NWEA MAP RIT bands, and Lexile levels including. The Fifth grade passages are written at RIT 201-220 and span Lexile levels 700 to 1100. Each individual quiz includes a robust reading passage(s) with questions written at various depths of knowledge and covering vast essential reading skills.

These skills include; word recognition, structure and vocabulary, reading informational text: key ideas, reading for understanding, reading informational text: craft, structure, and evaluation, and Reading literature: craft, structure, and evaluation. Each formative assessment includes a student self-evaluation sheet with strand/skill descriptors, teacher note section, and teacher answer key. The passages are all high quality original stories and/or public domain publications. This level/RIT band includes non-fiction, paired passages, poems, and fiction.

*60 differentiated assessment questions covering the following strands;

Word recognition, structure and vocabulary

-knowledge of letter-sound relationships to say written words

-recognize common word relationships and structures

Reading informational text: key ideas, reading for understanding

-read and understand non-fiction texts

-summarize reading

-determine main idea

Reading informational text: craft, structure, and evaluation

-analyze the structure of texts

-evaluate the author’s tools and techniques used to craft a story

-author’s purpose

Reading literature: key ideas, reading for understanding

-read and understand fictional texts

-summarize reading

-determine key ideas

Reading literature: craft, structure, evaluation

-analyze the structure of literary texts

-analyze literary elements of a text (plot, character, theme, and setting)

-evaluate the author’s tools and techniques used to craft a story

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


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