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This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading literature standards, specifically those related to literature with implied themes.
This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during an Fiction Unit on Themes or after the unit for reinforcement.
To see the bundle of all my Weekly Reading Homework Review, click here.
This resource contains 4 stories with implied themes written on a 4th/5th grade reading level. The students will read one story a week to last 4 weeks. One story will be used for an entire week with a different assignment a day to be completed using that story. The students will have to revisit the passage each day to complete the daily assignment. This will support a deeper understanding of the text and provide the student with practice with close reading of a text.
I have included three options for the daily assignments (on pages 5, 6, 7) for you to choose from to use based on your students' needs. I have also included a blank directions page if you want to write in your own directions for the daily assignments (page 8).
Print the directions you want to use and the passage and questions for the week. Give the students the handout (page 8) to record their homework on or a blank piece of notebook paper. A journal or notebook could also be used.
On each option, Monday through Wednesday are general open ended responses to the text and Thursday is a set of text dependent comprehension questions specific to each story.
An answer key with suggested answers and specific common core alignment is provided for each passage.
Click here to see all 9 sets and the bundle of all the sets!
Reviews and supports these common core standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.