This resource includes paired texts about two baseball players who competed in the 2017 championship series -- Yasiel Puig and Jose Altuve. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.
→ 2 Nonfiction Articles (Includes the results of the 2017 championship series)
→ 1 Quiz
→ 1 Writing Prompt
→ 1 Answer Key
→ Childhood and Baseball Career:
1 informational text about Yasiel's life and baseball career
1 informational text about Jose's life and baseball career
1 quiz to cover these texts
→ Tying It All Together:
1 writing prompt to cover both texts
Pages 2-8 contain these resources in a smaller font so you can save paper. Pages 10-20 contain the exact same resources in a larger font. Use whichever version is best for your students. See the preview for more information.
Reading Level: Grades 5-6
The passages are 1,072 words and 1,074 words.
The quiz contains:
3 multiple choice questions
1 written response question
Quiz is written to match the level of rigor required by CCSS while not being too confusing for students.
The questions assess many CCSS-ELA standards and elements of nonfiction, including vocabulary, cause and effect, citing evidence, summarizing, sequence of events, comparing and contrasting, and much more.
Note: The preview download will have watermarks and only shows part of the texts. Your actual product download will not have watermarks.
Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please purchase an additional license if more than one teacher will be using it.
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