This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading informational standards of main idea and summarizing. This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during an Informational Unit or after the unit for reinforcement.
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This resource contains 4 informational passages written on a 4th/5th grade reading level. One passage is meant to be used for an entire week with a different assignment a day with the same passage. 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 10) 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 comprehension questions specific to each story. The open ended response deal with main idea and summarizing and so do the comprehension questions. The comprehension questions are multiple choice except for the summarizing question. The summarizing question provides a scaffold of key words to use.
An answer key with suggested answers is provided for the Thursday comprehension questions.
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Reviews and supports these common core standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.