Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage

Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Passage
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Get ready for Earth Day with this close-reading passage, set of five corresponding comprehension questions (multiple choice), six project ideas, answer key, and lesson plan!


Are you looking to recognize Earth Day while still keeping things rigorous?

This file was created by me for my fifth grade students, but could also be used by fourth graders with scaffolding and sixth graders independently. It includes a one-page history of Earth Day with six project ideas, as well as five corresponding comprehension questions similar to those upper-grades students typically see on standardized tests. It also includes an answer key and lesson plan featuring my seven-step close-reading strategy.

This strategy is a great way to coach students in the process of digging deep into their reading, rather than just having them read and answer questions. By the time students approach middle school, their foundational reading skills are well-developed. Many, however, need to be taught strategies that help them engage in and understand informational text. This knowledge will help increase their proficiency on standardized tests, as well as prepare them for future assessments.

You will receive the following items with your purchase:
• Close-Reading Passage
• Six Project Ideas
• Five Corresponding Comprehension Questions
• Answer Key
• Lesson Plan

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Common Core English/Language Arts - Reading: Informational Text standards aligned with this product:

**Please note: These are fifth grade standards because I currently teach fifth grade, but other grades' standards could easily be incorporated.

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.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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.5.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.7: Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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