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Challenging 5th grade STAAR reading test-prep task cards with fiction, non-fiction and paired text passages and follow-up reading response questions and activities! I have included sixteen fiction and non-fiction stories, poems, plays, informational text articles and more to help 5th graders prepare for their STAAR reading exam. After reading each task card's literature component, the students will complete challenging follow-up activities that require the students to use critical thinking reading skills. Perfect for early finishers or whole class reading review!
The passages text and questions are aligned to the 5th grade reading STAAR reading standards, but suitable to all 5th grade reading curriculum. With this 5th Grade reading resource you will find sixteen rigorous passages with follow-up reading questions and projects.
Analyze the Text Task Card to Use With Every Passage
"Brady's Secret" Fiction Passage
"Sara's Snow Storm" and "Snow Storm" (Paired Text, Comparing and Contrasting Literature)
"The Great Depression" Non-Fiction Passage
"T-shirt Contest" Fiction Passage
"A Messenger From Gunung Agung Play" (Folk Tale) Scripted Fiction Passage
"The First Explorers" Non-Fiction Passage
"No Pet Geckos in Texas" Non-Fiction Passage
"Springseed" Fiction Passage
"Zach Gets a Cell Phone for a Day" Fiction Passage
"A Review of the Movie: Johnny Tremain" Opinion Passage
"The President's Special Computer" Play, Scripted Fiction Passage
"The Beautiful Game", "Soccer is More Than A Kick" (Paired Text, Comparing and Contrasting Literature)
"Home is Where Your Heart Is" Fiction Passage
"Mt. Rushmore" Non-Fiction Passage
"The Scariest Dog Walk Ever" Fiction Passage
"What's the Big Deal" and "Little Rock Nine" (Paired Text, Comparing and Contrasting Literature)
I have also included a generic task card review activity that allows students to analyze each task card by filling in the basic text structure features.
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