Myths and Legends addresses important reading comprehension skills and fills critical gaps in the 4th grade and 5th grade curriculum. Includes answer keys and graphic organizers.
Includes ten wonderful and diverse myths and legends including Native American, Canadian, and Greek mythology. Students engage in comprehension activities such as cause and effect, inferences, compare and contrast, problem-solving, drawing conclusions, determining story themes (morals), identifying important facts, using context clues, sequencing events, identifying important details, summarizing. The rich stories and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. Answer pages are QR code enabled for instant feedback. Any device with a camera and a QR app can use the QR codes. Full Answer sheets are also included.
The articles are written on 4th to 5th grade reading levels (9 and 10 years old). They can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. They are great for homeschool, tutoring, or summer reading applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results.
Questions and Topics Addressed in this Resource
The myths, legends, and activities in this resource can be used as an assessment tool to test upper elementary students in grade 3, 4, or 5 on their comprehension skill levels. The exercises, problems, and activities on the printable worksheets adhere to common core standards in the U.S and other standards elsewhere. The myths and legends unit can be a great supplement to district and state curriculum requirements and are easily adaptable to existing lesson plans.
Other effective and motivating comprehension resources are available through Rick's Resources as follows:
Reading Comprehension Warm-Ups
Color-Code Comprehension 4th Grade
Color-Code Comprehension 5th Grade
Reading Comprehension Historical Heroes
Founding Fathers Reading Comprehension
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