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Informational Reading Passage – Why the QWERTY keyboard?
This packet includes an informational article about how the QWERTY keyboard was developed and why we still use it today, even though there is no real reason behind it. After a close reading of the article, students will answer questions on main ideas, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. A coordinating creative writing prompt will help develop critical thinking skills on the topic.
The reading level is sixth and seventh grade. It is in the Lexile stretch band for fifth grade and the basic level for eighth grade.