High-Interest Nonfiction Passages (Middle School)

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What really happened in 19th century hospitals? What are some of the odd abilities of plants? Your students will enjoy finding out the answers to these questions and more as they read these high-interest nonfiction passages that align to ALL the Common Core Nonfiction Reading Standards (an optional alignment chart for each question is included). The lexile level and Flesch Kincaid grade level equivalencies are both provided for each passage. Save by Accessing More Click Here For The Bundle

What Makes This Resource Unique?

  • This document contains high-interest nonfiction passages that teach skills students should know. Questions are written at multiple levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and at multiple cognitive thinking levels.

  • The passages are leveled. The lexile level and grade equivalent readability levels are both included. Easily differentiate instruction.

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This document includes four leveled nonfiction passages, written response prompts, and comprehension questions. An answer key is also included.

Use this for close reading practice, to build comprehension skills, and to help students analyze text.

Passages

CLEVER PLANTS 7.1 Level 981 Lexile

LIKE LICHEN 7.4 Level 990 Lexile

BEWARE: THE 19th CENTURY HOSPITAL 8.4 Level 1040 Lexile

UNUSUAL USES FOR PLANTS AND BUGS 8.6 Level 1065 Lexile

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WRITING AND GRAMMAR RESOURCES

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18 pages
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Teaching Duration
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

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