MORE HIGH-INTEREST passages middle school kids love! How can they possibly love them, you ask? Easy! Just like in Volume I, these passages are far more interesting and relevant to their everyday lives than most other passages are. Kids keep reporting they LOVE the texts! And they get the chance to practice skills aligned to ALL 10 Reading Informational Text Standards. Win-win! And now it can be used for with Google Slides. Easy-print (1 page front-to-back) OR digital: you decide.
Each task is centered around 1 standard, so by the time they do all 10 of them, they will have practiced ALL 10 informational text skills!
You'll see how much they love these passages, so make sure to get Volume I.
Easy-Print Version: The texts and tasks are 1 page front-to-back so there's no stapling! Pictures are black and white optimized for making copies.
Easy Distance Learning Version: 24 INTERACTIVE GOOGLE SLIDES so students can easily fill in the blanks (if you want) for .
10 sets of 1-page passages paired with 1-page targeted tasks for 10 Reading Informational Text Standards (College & Career Ready/Common Core Reading Informational Text Standards). These 10 paired printables and slides will help you to continually keep your students' interest peaked, prepare them for all those standardized reading tests throughout the year, and teach them some really cool new information they may have always wondered about!
This resource may become a for you middle school ELA and Reading teachers trying to balance holding students' interest in reading AND aligning your curriculum to the rigorous new reading standards. I'm here for you! I have created an awesome 1-page passage paired with a 1-page targeted task for EVERY RI standard! Some tasks even secondarily align to some of the RH and RST literacy standards because the topics come in a wide variety of cross-curricular subjects. Science articles! Social studies connections! History! And More!
EVEN NON-COMMON CORE CURRICULUM TEACHERS NEED THIS RESOURCE!!!
BY THE WAY, I HAVE A BRAND NEW WEBSITE WITH FREE PRACTICE TESTS, INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS, FREEBIES, AND MORE: LOVINGLANGUAGEARTS.COM
AUTHENTIC TEXT TYPES: Faux blog posts, literary nonfiction from a newsmagazine, medical website look-alike, articles structured various ways, etc.
Check out what you'll get (& be sure to check out the preview):
Text #1: “10 Life Hacks for Tweens & Teens”
Task #1: Read Closely and Cite Textual Evidence
Aligned to: CCSS RI.1
Text #2: "Their Families Are Called Pods”
Task #2: Summarize Central Ideas
Aligned to: CCSS RI.2, CCSS RST.6-8.2
Text #3: “Backstage Pass: What Life Can Really Be Like for an Artist on Tour”
Task #3: Analyze Interactions (among individuals, events, or ideas in a text)
Aligned to: CCSS RI.3, CCSS RI.7.3
Text #4: “Bacteria vs. Viruses”
Task #4: Determine Word and Phrase Meanings
Aligned to: CCSS RI.4, CCSS RST.6-8.4
Text #5: “Terrifying Taxes, Mysterious Mortgages, and Irksome Insurance Explained”
Task #5: Analyze Text Structure
Aligned to: CCSS RI.5, CCSS RH.6-8.5
Text #6: “Dr. Dugg Weighs In: Some Options for Eating”
Task #6: Analyze Author’s Purpose and Point of View
Aligned to: CCSS RI.6
Text #7: "Why Onions Make You Cry"
Task #7: Compare Print to Multimedia Version
Aligned to: CCSS RI.7,CCSS RI.7.7
Text #8: “Entertaining Humans: Perspectives”
Task #8A: Trace and Evaluate the Argument and Specific Claims
Aligned to: CCSS RI.8
Text #9: "Advertising: What Viewers Think"
Task #9: How Authors Shape Presentations and Interpretations Differently
Aligned to: CCSS RI.7.9
Text #10: “The Art of Public Speaking” (excerpts) by Carnagey and Esenwein
Task #10: Comprehend Literary Nonfiction
Aligned to: CCSS RI.6-8.10, CCSS RH.6-8.10
PLUS ANSWER KEYS
Note: Reading one passage and doing one task will take the average student approximately 20 minutes depending on which one it is.
Tested on students at all skill levels and adjustments made accordingly!
NO PREP! COULD BE USED AS HOMEWORK! A GREAT FILLER ACTIVITY!
USE PASSAGES FOR MULTIPLE PURPOSES IF YOU WANT!! (Such as: write a summary, base research/argument on one, vocabulary study, etc.)
If you liked this, you will love VOLUME 1 (PDF or Google Slides Version): Informational Text Passages & Targeted Tasks for ALL 10 RI STANDARDS Volume 1
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High-Interest Informational Text Passages and PRACTICE TESTS targeting specific reading, writing, language, speaking and listening standards in high-interest texts. Perfect for distance learning with self-grading tests or easy-print classroom version. Available for 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade individually, with test questions targeted SPECIFICALLY to those grade-level standards.