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This packet includes five (5) two-page comprehension and skill worksheets (along with teacher's answer key)--one for each anchor text in Unit 3 of the 5th Grade Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys reading series. They are designed to correspond with the students' "second read" and to practice the Common Core standards addressed in each selection.
Anchor Texts for Unit 3 include:
Lesson 11--"Dangerous Crossing"
Lesson 12--"Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?"
Lesson 13--"They Called Her Molly Pitcher"
Lesson 14--"James Forten"
Lesson 15--"We Were There, Too!"
My teaching team uses these worksheets each week during our small group sessions. Our higher level groups re-read the anchor text and complete the worksheet independently. The average group re-reads the anchor text and completes the worksheet in pairs, and the lower level group re-reads the text with our Title 1 teacher and works as a group to complete the worksheet. The worksheet is reviewed after completion with all groups to reinforce target skills and to give opportunities for us to re-teach Common Core skills and specific comprehension points students may have missed.