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February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions

February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
February 4th Common Core Close Read Passages & Complex Questions
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This is the February Packet for 4th Grade!

*Includes excerpts from African American authors and biographies of famous African Americans in honor of Black History Month!**

*President's Day Context Clue Fun!*

Packets include Common Core standard listed for each passage as well as Lexile levels for passages**

All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.

Students will get acquainted with taking complex-question assessments. Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, and whatever else you have in mind!

Questions involve; close reading, using context clues, inference, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!

**12 AWESOME passages and activities in this packet!**

February Packet Includes:
1- Nonfiction – The Olympic Games
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, facts, main idea, drawing/labeling

2- Nonfiction – Using Context Clues Presidents of the Unites States
- 8 different context clues activities featuring all 44 presidents.

3- Nonfiction – Groundhog Day – The Groundhog Legend
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, creating summary using key details

4- Nonfiction- Hurricanes
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, differences, using diagrams, drawings
- PLUS – Extra Activity – Draw a diagram of a hurricane and label specific parts.

5- Fiction – Excerpt from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, point of view, characterization, plot, setting

6- Nonfiction – Love Locks Bridge
- Key Elements: Close read, understanding text, symbols, main idea, inferences
- PLUS – Extra Activity – Design your own Love Lock

7- Fiction – Excerpt from Bud, Not Buddy
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, characterization, plot, setting, point of view, figurative language, compare/contrast
- PLUS – Extra activity – Plot Connections

8- Poetry – They Were My People
- This is a challenging poem and analysis. It is on the 4/5th grade Common Core exemplars.
- Key Elements: Poetic elements, historical context, theme, rhythm, prose summary

9- Nonfiction- Sweet Hershey’s Chocolate
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, timeline, structure of nonfiction passage

10- Biography – Benjamin Banneker
- Key Elements: Close read, understanding an historical figure

11- Biography – Daniel Hale Williams
- Key Elements: Close read, understanding an historical figure

12- Biography – Mae C. Jemison
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding an historical figure


*PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing packets for 4th and 5th grade they are VERY similar in passages/questions. Packets are separated for teacher convenience. Please email me with any questions before you purchase the same packet in these two grades.

Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included- All of these works have copyright information listed on the reference/literature page and/or I have been given permission to use the passages in my packet. The last page is a complete literature/ bibliography of the works that are used in this packet as well as resources that I may have utilized while creating this packet.


CCSS/Lexile levels Included!

*I truly value your feedback*
Be sure to check out ALL 4th grade packets September - Summer!

Any questions or concerns, novel.nutritious@gmail.com

Have a great year!
Novel Nutritious Creations


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