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Career Exploration for Elementary: Reading Passages and Questions {Free Samples}

Career Exploration for Elementary: Reading Passages and Questions {Free Samples}
Career Exploration for Elementary: Reading Passages and Questions {Free Samples}
Career Exploration for Elementary: Reading Passages and Questions {Free Samples}
Career Exploration for Elementary: Reading Passages and Questions {Free Samples}
Career Exploration for Elementary: Reading Passages and Questions {Free Samples}
Career Exploration for Elementary: Reading Passages and Questions {Free Samples}
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Helping students explore various career options is one of the most crucial steps in helping them develop college and career readiness.

There are moments that forever change our lives as educators. Two years ago, I was sharing a story about an architect with a group of third graders. One of the boys had always (and only) dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. After reading this story, he said, “If I don’t become a baseball player, maybe I’ll become an architect.”

It occurred to me how little time I had been spending helping students imagine possibilities for their futures. Since then, I’ve made a point of opening discussions about careers. I quickly found that students who can imagine themselves in successful careers have much more motivation to excel in school.

This has led me to a new passion: I’m thrilled to offer a series of reading passages designed to help students learn about various career options while also developing listening, reading and writing skills.

The passages in this series are ideal to read to students in first and second grades. It is truly never too early to help students begin to imagine possibilities! With each passage, there is a simple written response sheet prompting students to consider whether they would be interested in the career field and benefits/drawbacks of the career option. (Bringing these simple response sheets home can lead to fabulous family discussions!)

For students reading at a third or fourth grade level, five multiple choice questions and two written response questions are included with each passage.

The multiple choice questions focus on topics such as:

★ central message
★ determining importance
★ main idea of specific paragraphs
★ inference
★ recognizing statements of opinion
★ problem-solving

I’ve always taught reading, writing and listening skills, so I find I can integrate this content into my teaching without having to find “extra time.”

This free sample includes two career-focused reading passages, along with the written response options and multiple choice questions. (I currently have two sets of fifteen passages each available and plan to expand upon this series.)

Many thanks for stopping by and taking a look! I hope you enjoy sharing these passages with your students.

Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)

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Now Available:

Career-Focused Reading Comprehension Passages: Guided Reading Levels O and P {The First Set}

Career-Focused Reading Comprehension Passages: Guided Reading Levels O and P {The Second Set}

Reading Comprehension Bundle: Guided Reading Levels C through P


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10 pages
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