In this reading comprehension passage, students are introduced to the beginnings of ancient Egyptian civilization. The file includes three differentiated versions of the same text at grade level 3, 5, and 7.
The passage includes 9 multiple choice comprehension questions and 1 short answer comprehension question plus an answer key. Common core-aligned skills assessed include: analyzing tone, style, and figurate language • using context clues to interpret vocabulary • drawing inferences • recalling supporting ideas • analyzing cause and effect • evaluating sources • identifying the main idea.
Students will learn about:
• The transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers along the Nile River
• The Red Land and the White Land
• King Menes and the capital city of Memphis
Vocabulary: Agriculture • Civilization • Fertile • Stationary • Unify