"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions

"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions
"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions
"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions
"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions
"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions
"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions
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"A Boy Called Slow" Reading Passage with Questions

Adapted from a story by Joseph Bruchac.

Teacher created assessment with a reading passage and 12 multiple choice questions.

Total 9 pages with Answer Key.

5.RL.IKI.7 - Explain how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or mood of a text, such as in a graphic novel, multimedia presentation, or fiction, folktale, myth, or poem.

5.RL.CS.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language with emphasis on similes and metaphors; analyze the impact of sound devices on meaning and tone.

5.RL.KID.1 - Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RL.KID.3 - Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in a text.

5.FL.SC.6 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking and conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including capitalization and punctuation, when writing.

CCRA.R.1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Questions include:

  • How does the way Returns Again gets his name compare with how Sitting Bull gets his name?
  • Why do you think the author includes the stories that Slow’s Uncle Four Horns tells?
  • The word ‘coup stick’ is used in paragraph 31.What words from paragraph 31 help the reader understand what a coup stick might be used for?
  • Why did the author include the illustration?

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
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