These questions are modeled after the standardized test question stems for grades 6-8. Students will gain confidence in critical thinking, while building a solid vocabulary.
This free sample is for one week (1 page/week with 50 questions on each page.) They answer ten questions per day--works as a great warm-up. Students love the challenge and classroom discussion on some of the questions afterwards.
The question stems used are from the STAAR exams, 6th-8th Grade, so while 4th/5th graders will be able to answer most of the questions, there will be some challenges. Here's three examples of such questions (how they look in the STAAR exam, not my daily reader questions).
Which of the author’s arguments is based on faulty reasoning?
Which event contributes most to the narrator’s inner conflict in the story?
Which sentence best supports the idea that the use of skyscrapers was a practical solution to a problem?
A bundle of this series, Weeks 1-10, is available here.
Some of my lessons...
17 Reading/Math Task Cards – free sample
Huge Reading Bundle (all my English language cards plus more)
Spanish Task Card Bundle, 240 cards, Inference, Context Clues, Prediction, Main Idea/Summarize : 4th--8th Grade
Math Bundle (all my math lessons)
Multi-Step Math Word Problems : 3rd--5th Grade
Prediction,Foreshadowing,Flashback : 4th--8th Grade
Theme : 4th--8th Grade
Inference : 4th--8th Grade
Compare and Contrast : 4th--8th Grade
Character Traits : 4th--8th Grade)
Context Clues : 4th--8th Grade
Drawing Conclusions : 4th--8th Grade
Bamboo Air Reading Comprehension foldable (assignment turns into airplane--free sample)
Big Eye Math -- (students love spinning design...free sample)
Your House of Education (paperback) Where will you live? (You are building it now.) 3rd – 12th grades.
A few cartoons/jingles I've written on Reading/Math
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