Animals Reading Comprehension Passages for Elementary Grades, Can be used for reading comprehension assessment.
This pack includes 9 reading passages about amazing animals. Following each passage is another version of the passage in MAZE/Daze reading comprehension assessment format. This means that the passage is altered so that every few words the reader is prompted to select the word that makes the most sense out of three possible answers. This forces the reader to think about what words would have the best meaning in light of the passage. The reader must be familiar with both the content of the passage and basic sentence structure.
Each passage is also followed by detailed instructions on how to score the MAZE/Daze assessments. Remember that these passages are geared toward reading comprehension and not fluency assessment.
The passages are targeted at grades 3 and above. Each passages is 300-350 words in length and provides interesting and accurate information about some of the amazing animals on our planet.
The package includes the following passages:
The passages are provided in Adobe PDF format.
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