Four motivational readings about ancient Egypt. Includes a variety of comprehension questions. The topics are Mummies, Anubis, Tomb Curses, and King Tut's Tomb. Aligned with CCSS for both Informational Reading and History/Social Studies 4-6. High interest materials may be appropriate for 7-8th and one buyer used it for advanced 3rd grade readers. See the Preview for a full page sample of the reading level and visually-appealing format.
Great for centers, early finishers, groups, homework, extra credit, textbook supplements, history or ELA for a cross-curricular unit, a menu of choices, a reading/study skills class, a springboard for a research report, and more.
25-page packet includes:
--4 readings, two pages each with fascinating photos and diagrams, plus suggestions for additional reading. Examples of content: role and appearance of Anubis; history and explanations of the curse; description of the process of mummification; description of the discovery of Tut's tomb.
--separate comprehension activities for each reading
--answer keys for all questions, including teacher notes
--a half dozen choices for paragraph writing activities
--a decorated, lined sheet for written responses
--visually appealing clip art, black and white for easy photocopying, appropriate for intermediate or middle grades
--a list of Common Core Standards
Questions include context clues, viewpoint, primary vs secondary sources, inference, main ideas/details, cause/effect, interpreting visuals, author's purpose, sequence, fact/opinion, and more. Responses are multiple choice, short answer, and creative writing. Mini-lessons are included for many skills.
Please purchase a multiple user license if you would like to share with a partner or school team.
Pairs perfectly with Rick Riordan's The Kane Chronicles or this spooky novel featuring a mummy and Anubis:
Great Read-Aloud House on Hackman's Hill
Super cross-curricular activity for social studies and language arts!
Readings and Questions about Ancient Greece:
Informational Reading on Ancient Greece
The Middle Ages:
Middle Ages Close Reading Passages
You might also be interested in this useful packet of tools for expository reading:
Reading Comprehension Strategies and Student Self-Assessment
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