High Interest Close Reading Passages for 5th and 6th Grade Informational BUNDLE
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Hoping to increase student engagement during your reading block this year? These highly engaging non-fiction passages will be an absolute hit with your students! The 10 weird and interesting informational texts will keep students engaged while practicing close reading skills. Students will do a close read with each passage, answer 10 multiple choice questions, then use graphic organizers to show what they've learned.
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These engaging reading comprehension passages, questions, and graphic organizers are the perfect way to connect literacy to science. These high-interest passages will absolutely increase student engagement, while also increasing student achievement!
10 Informational Text Topics:
- What is earwax?
- Why do we bruise?
- A sprain or a broken bone?
- Why do we poop?
- What are boogers?
- Why do we throw up?
- What are scabs and blisters?
- Why do our baby teeth fall out?
- Why do we burp?
- Why does mold grow?
Weird and Interesting Non-Fiction Texts and Activities BUNDLE Includes:
- 10 Non-Fiction Texts
- 10 Multiple Choice Questions for Every Text
- Teacher Tips
- Questions to Ask Students
- Close Reading Steps on a Bookmark
Version with "Annotate the Text" and Version with "Mark the Text"
- How to Mark the Text Bookmark
- How to Annotate the Text Bookmark
- Answer Keys
- 7 Graphic Organizers:
1. Main Ideas with Text Evidence
2. Ideas with Text Evidence
3. Central Ideas with Details
4. Main Idea with Details, Main Idea, Details, Conclusion
6. Overview: Topic, Author's Purpose, Key Vocabulary, Most Important Thing,
I wonder, Important Facts, Illustration
7. Context Clues (3 versions: 3 words, 4 words, 5 words)
Spark a love of science with these high-interest reading passages. A great way to meet multiple standards with one activity.
Ideas for Use:
- Whole Group Instruction
- Partner Practice
- Guided Reading Groups
- Substitute Plans
- Send Home to Practice
- ELA Work Stations or Centers
Close Reading: A reading strategy that is used to comprehend and analyze a text closely. Students will typically read the text at least twice for comprehension, details, analysis, and deep questioning of the text’s purpose and meaning.
Steps for Close Reading:
- Read the Text
- Mark Up the Text or Annotate the Text
- Read the Text Again
- Define Unknown Words
- Read the Text Again
- Respond to Reading
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Be sure to check out these informational resources on historical figures you and your students are sure to love!
- U.S. Presidents Informational Articles and Yearbook
- African American History Biographies Informational Articles
- Women in Science Biographies
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