This is an originally written non-fiction "book", (originally written by me), of how mummies are made. I wanted the "book" to be a high-interest piece and a tool to teach comprehension rather than one that was too technical. I included vocabulary cards, a journal writing page,a graphic organizer, and a vocabulary portable word wall as well as the review game for comprehension.
NEW: I added standards for 5th and 6th grades, ESL Insights (guide for teachers of ELLs), a mummy organizer page, and new graphics throughout.
I created a mummy review game for two players that of course could be duplicated for however many students were playing. It has directions for playing and an answer key for the game cards. There are 19 pages total. Website sources are listed and some have interactive games for kids about Egypt. Special thanks to mycutegraphics.com for borders and frames. Colored pages reproduce well in black and white.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s)
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range
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