May 5th - Close Read & Comprehension Passages w/Complex Questions

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May Packet for 5th Grade!

Close read nonfiction, fiction, and poetry modeled after Common Core!

All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.

Students will get acquainted with taking complex-question assessments. Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, and whatever else you have in mind!

Questions involve; close reading, using context clues, inference, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!

May Packet Includes:

Nonfiction - Neil Armstrong and His Space Walk
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, main idea/details, structure, understanding the life of a nonfiction person

Nonfiction – May Day
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding illustrations, main idea/details

Nonfiction – May Day Baskets
-Key Elements: Understanding diagrams, following directions, deciphering understanding on meaning between diagrams and instructions

Nonfiction – Cinco de Mayo
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, synonyms, definitions/context clues, understanding text

Nonfiction – Lewis and Clark Expedition
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding text, deciphering meaning, main idea/details, understanding maps

Fiction – An excerpt from Island of the Blue Dolphins
-Key Elements: Close read, plot elements (characterization, setting) deciphering meaning, point of view

Biography – Scott O’Dell
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding text and a nonfiction figure.
-Extra activity – Story Writing

Poem – The Voice of Spring
-Key Elements: Poetic Elements, close read of poetry, setting, decipher meaning and stanzas

Fiction – Excerpt Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding descriptions and text

Nonfiction – Memorial Day
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding nonfiction text

Poem – For Those
- Key Elements: Understanding poetic elements, close read of poetry

PLEASE NOTE: Because Common Core groups 4th/5th grade together, this packet is extremely similar to the 4th grade packet! (Same passages with MOSTLY same questions). The concepts and ideas are the same for all students to master!

Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included- All of these works have copyright information listed on the reference/literature page and/or I have been given permission to use the passages in my packet. The last page is a complete literature/ bibliography of the works that are used in this packet as well as resources that I may have utilized while creating this packet.


CCSS/Lexile levels Included on the Answer key!

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May 5th - Close Read & Comprehension Passages w/Complex Questions
May 5th - Close Read & Comprehension Passages w/Complex Questions
May 5th - Close Read & Comprehension Passages w/Complex Questions
May 5th - Close Read & Comprehension Passages w/Complex Questions