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FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)

FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
FREE Reading Passage: 1966 Texas Western College Basketball Team (Grades 5-6)
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This file contains an informational text about one of the most inspirational teams in sports history! Texas Western was the first college basketball team to win a championship while starting 5 players who were all black. They beat a heavily-favored Kentucky team to do so.

Contents:

**One informational text about the 1966 Texas Western College Basketball team written for students who are reading on a 5th-6th grade reading level.


A quiz, a writing prompt, and an answer key are also included.

Length of passage: 958 words

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The quiz contains:
3 multiple choice questions
1 written response question
Quizzes are written to match the level of rigor required by CCSS while not being too confusing for students.
The questions assess many CCSS-ELA standards and elements of nonfiction, including vocabulary, cause and effect, citing evidence, summarizing, sequence of events, comparing and contrasting, and much more.

**Images by FreePik.com

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You may also be interested in my other reading and math activities about college basketball!

College Basketball Bundle: Math Problems for Grades 3-5 and Paired Texts for Grades 1-6


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I also have paired texts about famous athletes in a variety of sports for grades 5-6!

Basketball: LeBron James and Michael Jordan

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Swimming and Track: Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt

Football: Tom Brady and Julio Jones

Gymnastics: Simone Biles and Shannon Miller

Baseball: Mike Trout and Derek Jeter
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6 pages
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