April Packet - 5th Grade
**Get ready for the test**
Close reading comprehension questions modeled after the Common Core standards!
All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.
Students will get acquainted with taking complex-question assessments. Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, and whatever else you have in mind!
Questions involve; close reading, using context clues, inference, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!
April Packet Includes:
1. Biography – Leonardo da Vinci
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, synonyms, drawing conclusions, characterizing using details from the text
2. Biography – Hans Christian Andersen
-Key Elements: Close read, genre, structure, demeanor
3. Nonfiction – Real News or Prank
4. Nonfiction – Excerpts Real News or Prank
-Key Elements: Close read, inference, understanding text
5. Poem - Paul Revere’s Ride
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, close read of poetry, understanding poetic lines, deciphering meaning, citing evidence, prose summary, understanding illustrations
6. Poem – The Arrow and the Song
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, close read, synonyms, deciphering meaning, point of view, symbols, understanding illustrations
7. Fiction – An excerpt from The Ugly Duckling
-Key Elements: Close read, descriptions, character traits, context clues, setting, the behavior of bullying, understanding illustrations
8. Nonfiction – Bunny Craft
-Key Elements: Identifyign purpose, inference following directions, understanding steps and procedures
9. Fiction – An excerpt from Rose
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, synonyms, moral character, personality
10. Nonfiction – Totally Awesome Recycled Products
-Key Elements: Close read, inference, compare/contrast
11. Nonfiction - The Titanic
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding nonfiction, understanding illustrations, structure, main idea
Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included- All of these works have copyright information listed on the reference/literature page and/or I have been given permission to use the passages in my packet. The last page is a complete literature/ bibliography of the works that are used in this packet as well as resources that I may have utilized while creating this packet.
Answer Key, CCSS and Lexile levels Included!
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NOTE**** Because Common Core groups 4th and 5th grade together, this packet is extremely similar to the 4th grade April packet. (Same passages with mostly same questions!)
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Have a great year!
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