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Earth Day Active Reading - Vocabulary, Comprehension, & Assessment - Common Core

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Celebrate Earth Day with active reading!

This Common Core aligned active reading focuses on main idea, vocabulary, and text-based evidence. Students will read the Earth Day informational text three times, each time focusing on a different reading skill.

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Vocabulary – 10 Divided Circle Maps: A divided circle map is included for each tier two vocabulary word. Each circle map contains space for the definition, synonyms, a sentence, and a picture. Ideally, students complete the vocabulary work before reading the Earth Day text.
Two Pages

Active Reading Directions: Complete directions for three readings of the Earth Day informational text are included. Each reading of the text focuses on a different literacy skill.
One Page

Earth Day - Informational Text: The informational text covers the relevance and history of Earth Day. Students will underline key details, circle definitions, and highlight text-based evidence.
One Page

Active Reading Assessment: The three-part assessment covers vocabulary, comprehension, and includes a short answer extension question.
One Page

Answer Keys: An answer key is provided for the vocabulary and assessment pages.
Three Pages


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