Close Reading Passage with Text Dependent Questions - The History of Video Games

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This pack includes one Grade Four and Grade Five informational text (based on the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Readability Formula) with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your reading program, or as homework tasks. These activities are great for your reading program, or as homework tasks. These link directly to many of the Common Core State Standards.

What this resource is all about

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The passage in this resource is titled: The History of Video Games - an interesting, current topic, especially considering the popularity of Pokémon GO ®!

The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go informational texts and engaging higher order thinking questions.

This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create).

Students are also exposed to a range of graphic organizers to arrange their new knowledge. Examples are provided for you as an extra teaching resource.

An added bonus of these activities is that they also incorporate writing skills. Research shows that reading and writing skills improve when they are integrated.

These activities are aligned to the majority of the Grade Four and Five Common Core State Standards (see the Activity Information pages for more details on the exact CCSS in each activity).

Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities!

In this pack you will receive:

1.One text, The History of Video Games, at two levels.

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the Common Core State Standards
- Remember
- Understand
- Apply
- Analyze
- Evaluate
- Create

3. Two Graphic Organizer Examples
- Flow Chart
- Information Web

4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions

5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom with links to the Common Core Language Arts Standards.


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