(Bundle) High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)

(Bundle) High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)
(Bundle) High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)
(Bundle) High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)
(Bundle) High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)
(Bundle) High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)
(Bundle) High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)
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(3 MB|48 pages)
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What really happened in 19th century hospitals? What are some of the odd abilities of plants? Your students will enjoy finding out the answers to these questions and more as they read these high-interest nonfiction passages that align to ALL the Common Core Nonfiction Reading Standards (an optional alignment chart for each question is included). The lexile level and Flesch Kincaid grade level equivalencies are both provided for each passage.

What is Included:

  • Eight High-Interest Passages (Leveled)

What We Used to Eat: Our Forgotten Food 8.7 RL and 1280 Lexile

Propolis: The Bee Paste No One Talks About 7.4 RL and 990 Lexile

Beware: The 19th Century Hospital 8.4 RL and 1040 Lexile

Corn's Unusual History 8.4 RL and 1275 Lexile

The Odd Plants That Shaped America 7.4 RL and 990 Lexile

Like Lichen 7.4 RL and 990 Lexile

Clever Plants 7.1 RL and 981 Lexile

Unusual Uses for Plants and Bugs 8.6 RL and 1065 Lexile

  • A Written Response Question for Every Passage
  • Comprehension Questions

(Optional Common Core Alignment and State Learning Standard Forms that

Align to Each Question)

  • An Answer Key
  • A Short YouTube Video that Aligns With One of the Passages
  • A Readability Chart That Lists the Reading Level/Lexile of Each Passage

Possible Uses:

Use these to review learning objectives in a fun way. Students integrate social studies, science, and reading as they cover state learning objectives. Extend lessons by assigning the passages as homework. Use as emergency substitute plans to review important learning standards while students read high-interest passages.

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By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
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48 pages
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2 Weeks
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