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Perfect for differentiated instruction. The articles and stories require students to justify answers to questions by marking the parts that support their responses. The highly motivating activities require kids to think about what they read.
The informational articles and stories focus on text-dependent evidence practice. Includes the full resources for 3rd grade, 4th grade 5th grade, 6th grade (ages 9-12). They can be used with younger or older students depending on skill level. Comprehension strategies also focus on cause and effect, inferences, compare and contrast, problem-solving, drawing conclusions, identifying important facts, using context clues, identifying important details. The passages and worksheets are great for close reading activities that focus on citing textual evidence. Full answer keys are included including suggested color-coding. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, tutoring, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet are designed to be printed in either color or grayscale with good results. The color-coding text evidence activities are effective for homeschool or summer practice.
Questions and Topics Addressed in this Resource
The stories in this resource can be used as an assessment tool to test upper elementary students in grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, or grade 6 on their comprehension skill levels. The exercises, problems, and activities on the printable worksheets adhere to core standards in the U.S and elsewhere. The text-based evidence activities can be a great supplement to district and state curriculum requirements and are easily adaptable to existing lesson plans. Students enjoy doing detective work as they try to justify their answers and then color code text evidence examples that match their responses.
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My name is Rick Whitehead and I am a teacher, author, tutor, and mentor. I worked in the public school system for 28 years and was involved in teaching, tutoring, curriculum development, administration, school program design and implementation. I am the author of juvenile fiction and many educational products to help students learn and grow. I am the proprietor of Rick's Resources
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