Study Clara Barton, Ruby Bridges, and Helen Keller using single biographical paragraphs, nonfiction paired texts, or both. These examples of good citizenship are specifically required in the Grade 3 Social Studies TEKS (Texas standards). The passages would also be wonderful for a unit on famous women, a unit on women who made a difference in the world, or to use during Women's History Month. Great test prep, too!
The single paragraphs include one page with a biographical paragraph and 4 multiple choice comprehension questions. The paired texts include one page with the same biographical paragraph along with another nonfiction paragraph about a related topic, and one page of 8 multiple choice comprehension questions. The very last question asks students to compare or contrast both of the paragraphs. The questions include a variety of reading skills and are modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests.
The readability levels of these passages is in the upper elementary range. Please check the preview to help you determine whether or not they would be suitable for your students. You can purchase with confidence, as I have 32 years of experience in preparing upper elementary students for standardized reading testing!
Here is what you get when you purchase this resource:
• Clara Barton & The Red Cross paired texts and 8 questions (2 pages)
• Clara Barton paragraph with 4 questions (1 page)
• Ruby Bridges & Segregation paired texts and 8 questions (2 pages)
• Ruby Bridges paragraph with 4 questions (1 page)
• Helen Keller & The Miracle Worker paired texts and 8 questions (2 pages)
• Helen Keller paragraph with 4 questions (1 page)
• Answer Keys (2 pages)
• TOU & Credits (1 page)
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