Just because you are preparing for a test doesn't mean your students have to be bored out of their minds! Talking about current events makes content so much more engaging and relevant for students. I designed these questions to go along with an article from NewsELA about the movie "Coco" and how it pushes back against Trump's anti-Mexican rhetoric (“Disney-Pixar's "Coco" celebrates Mexican culture"). I have included five STAAR aligned questions to help make your test prep more exciting for your students! You can have students complete these questions individually or with a partner. For extra fun, make a Kahoot quiz and have students play that after answering the questions on paper!
I designed these questions to align to the 5th Grade TEKS (5.2E, 5.10A, and 5.Fig19D) but this could also be used as enrichment with 4th graders or as remediation with 6th graders.
Find the article here (free NewsELA account required
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