Football Reading Comprehension Passage

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Get ready for football season with this close-reading passage, set of five corresponding reading comprehension questions (multiple choice), answer key, and lesson plan!

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Are you looking to recognize football season 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 football, as well as five corresponding reading 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.

I find 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
• Five Corresponding Reading 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.5.4: 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.5.8: 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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Football Reading Comprehension Passage
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Football Reading Comprehension Passage
Football Reading Comprehension Passage