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High Interest Informational Reading Selections and Questions for Grades 3-5

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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Elementary reading comprehension in a fun, fact-filled package

These informational reading selections about high-interest topics include little-known facts to engage and entertain students. I created each of these original themed selections (6 in all) based on the specific Common Core needs of 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Each selection is two pages long and includes a two-page worksheet with complete answer key.

Fun facts and great illustration make for reading packets and worksheets that will keep your kids engaged… while they rigorously focus on standards-based comprehension questions.

Hook them with fun – that’s the key to building great reading habits.

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These informational reading selections about winter include tons of interesting facts. I created each of these original themed selections (6 in all) based on the specific Common Core needs of 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Each selection is two pages long and includes a two-page worksheet with complete answer key.

Sample: Dung Beetles

There are about 350,000 different species of beetles that live all over the world. The dung beetle is one beetle that is as interesting as it is popular.

Dung beetles can adapt to most climates except for very dry places such as deserts and very cold places such as the tundra. Anywhere you can find animal dung, you can find dung beetles. Some dung beetles live in dung while others will make dung balls and roll them to a spot where they can bury the balls in an underground home or burrow.

Dung beetles do a lot to help our Earth. Dung beetles help decompose or break down dung all over the world. If we didn’t have dung beetles, there would be a lot of dung in the world and piles of dung brings millions of flies.

Standards-based reading fun

Common Core State Standards include an updated focus on reading informational texts. These selections and worksheets fit perfectly with the standards below. I have included are multiple-choice, short answer and some extended response items.

This reading packet includes selections on:

- Names of the Months
- Eyes and Eye Color
- Interesting Facts about Hair
- Dung Beetles
- Rainbow Science
- How to Make Mud Pies

Have some fact-filled fun with your students!

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Total Pages
45
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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High Interest Informational Reading Selections and Questio
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High Interest Informational Reading Selections and Questio
High Interest Informational Reading Selections and Questio
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