This Common Core-aligned informational reading and assessment on the Bermuda Triangle can be used in Grades 4-7 depending on your students' ability levels and in a number of ways by teachers (teacher-directed study in class, close reading, independent practice, homework, test prep, etc). This is a high interest article that works equally well with either reluctant readers or in the regular classroom! Please download the Preview to see part of the text and ALL the questions included in the printable.
This passage and assessment is ideal as part of a close reading program in your classroom based around mastery of the Common Core! What does that mean to you as a classroom teacher? It means that this is not the typical “one reading I'm done” comprehension work often given before the Common Core Standards were created. To complete the assessment for the passage, students will need "to undertake the close, attentive reading and re-reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex and worthy works.” Please download and look at the Preview for a better understanding of the product.
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Mysteries and Wonders Informational Passage and Assessment Collection
The printable includes:
1) An interesting informational text of 1200+ words called “The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.” Flesch Kincaid Reading Level = 6.0
2) A set of 30 questions, from simple to more challenging, written to align with these Common Core Informational Text and Social Studies Standards:
RI.5.2. Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.5.4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
RI.6.1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.6.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
RH.6-8.8. Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
3) Answers to every question.
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