Informational Text for April
In the U.S., April is both National Frog Month and National Kite Month. Thus, the unlikely duo of frogs and kites is the subject of this Informational Text reading resource.
“Frog Background Check,” the first informational text, takes students into the world of frogs and highlights some of their most unusual talents and habits, such as shedding and eating their own skins. Though written to appeal to a student's sense of humor, this text's goal of instilling an appreciation for these little critters is 100% serious.
Generally thought of as no more than a toy, kites take center stage in the second informational text, “Go Fly a Kite.” This article features a brief history of kites and how they have been a vital factor in several important human accomplishments.
Each informational text is accompanied with a variety of 15 CCSS aligned questions.
This product is written specifically for middle grade students (6th-8th, 9th, and 4th-5th gifted programs). Check out the sample pages provided for a better idea of reading level and writing style.
Full answer keys included. (CCSS skills are listed here, not in the questions.) Links to several Internet sites that support and enrich the articles are provided on the Resources and Credits page.
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