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    What are monthly text sets? 

    The monthly text sets are two or more texts based on the same topic. Each monthly text set can be used for both reading and writing. The topic of each text set is high-engaging nonfiction topics. Each text set supports opinion or informational based writing in response to reading.

    These pair perfectly with the following Writing Units:

    What is included in each text set? 

    • 2 (or more) related informational articles
    • Reading Comprehension Questions
    • Writing Prompt to be used with the texts in an essay format
    • Writing Plan Example
    • Teacher Example Essay (editable)
    • Teacher Example Essay in Google Doc
    • Differentiated for Grades 3-5  
    • Standard Alignment in Google Sheets

    What topics are included for each month?

    The topics included are thematically related to that month. However, the text sets can be used at any time of the year based on your needs.

    January - MLK (Opinion Text Set)

    February - Equality in Education: Thurgood Marshall & Mary Mcleoud Bethune (Informational Text Set)

    March - Ants: Perk or Pest (Opinion Text Set)

    April - The Benefits of Bees (Informational Text Set)

    May - Sea Turtles (Informational Text Set)

    June - Sharks Text Set (Try for FREE here!)

    July- Hurricanes Text Set (Informational Text Set)

    August - Video Games: Harmful or Helpful? (Opinion Text Set)

    September - Homework: Harmful or Helpful? (Opinion Text Set)

    October- Bats (Informational Text Set)

    November - Paid to Play: Should College Athletes be Paid?

    December - Polar Bear Problems (Informational Text Set)

    *BONUS Text Sets*

    Antarctica Informational Text Set

    Zoos Opinion Text Set (added February 2020)

    Try the free text set here:

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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.
    Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
    Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
    Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
    Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.


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