ELA Test Prep Tornadoes Reading Performance Task | SBAC Practice Activities

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This print and digital high-interest ELA performance task ties reading and writing together in meaningful ways for students. Students will read two different informational passages about migration to help them answer source questions, multiple-choice questions, and open-ended questions.

Students will then take all the information that they learned and respond to either Informative, Opinion, or Narrative prompt-all three are included. Use only one, use all three, or pick and choose which your students need to practice.

Included is BOTH a PDF version to print AND digital option with Google Slides™

All student task directions are included to help students work independently to complete this performance task.

See the Migration ELA Performance Task HERE.


✓Includes both PDF and Digital Link to the SAME resources.

✓Digital Link to use in Google Slides™ included in PDF in zip file

✓Includes links to 2 different online videos to use as an optional third source

✓Student Task Directions for each writing Genre
(expository, opinion, narrative)

✓Note Taking Forms (5 formats)

✓Informational Source Article #1: What is a Tornado?

✓Informational Source Article #2: Tornado Alley

✓Part 1 source, open-ended, and written response questions

✓Part 1 Answer Keys

✓Part 2 Writing Component Task Directions for each writing genre
(expository, opinion, narrative)

✓Graphic Organizers for each writing genre

✓Scoring Rubrics for each writing genre

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Recent feedback on this resource:

"Practical resource for SBAC test prep!"

"This is amazing! I love that my students can work through all 3 prompts for practice!!! Plus, the organizers included are clear and user-friendly."

"This fits in perfectly with our third grade weather unit and preparing for the SBAC test. This is an excellent writing performance task that I hope will really help my students. Thank you for the excellent graphics and information."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a sense of closure.
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Provide a concluding statement or section.


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