April 7th Grade Packet
**Includes an argument essay on Recycling, the Titanic, Poetry, Fiction and so much more!!!
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, understanding meaning, inferencing, explaining meaning
2. Biography – Hans Christian Andersen
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding meaning, personality traits, timeline/structure
3. Nonfiction- April Fools’ Day
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, main idea/explicit evidence
PLUS - Extra Activity - Nonfiction Connections
4. Nonfiction – True News vs. April Fools’ Prank
5. Nonfiction – The RMS Titanic
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, inference, understanding terms, illustrations, structure
-PLUS - 2 Extra Activities - Nonfiction Connections and Timeline
6. Nonfiction – Recycling Pros and Cons
-Key Elements: Close read, fact vs. opinion, definitions, arguments, inference, tracing an argument, creating examples, stating an author’s position
7. Nonfiction – Totally Awesome Items
-Key Elements: Innovative thinking, characteristics of different products, deciphering illustrations, drawing conclusions
8. Poetry – Woodman Spare That Tree
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, deciphering meaning, close read, point-of-view, tone, narrative summary, theme, symbolism
9. Poetry – The Bluebird’s Song
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, close read, tone, message, images
10. Fiction – Black Ships Before Troy
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding meaning, inference, characterization, analysis of greed, point of view.
11. Fiction – Brotherhood
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, main idea/supporting details, figurative language, tone, setting, opinion, development of character
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.
CCSS/Lexile levels Included!
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**NOTE: This packet is EXTREMELY similar to 6th and 8th grade packets. PLEASE read the contents carefully before purchasing the same packet within the same month and middle school.
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