20 short nonfiction passages and 6 poems with comprehension questions will engage students and review reading skills in October. All the passages and poems have Halloween or spooky themes. The format is one paragraph of informational text or one poem and 4 questions on one page. The questions cover a variety of reading skills and are modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests. Great for homework, for interventions, for test prep, and more! Kids LOVE these passages!
The majority of the reading levels measure in the 4th-5th grade range. Check the previews to get an idea of the format and level of difficulty of the texts. These passages could be used with 3rd graders with teacher guidance and support. Some 4th grade teachers might need to do these orally with their students while modeling good reading strategies. Most 5th graders who are already familiar with this type of testing format should be able to complete these independently. Purchase with confidence, as I have 32 years of experience in preparing students for standardized reading testing and in studying these types of tests.
Many of the passages have fun titles! As an added critical thinking BONUS, have students explain why they think the title of each reading passage was chosen.
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