Mysteries and Wonders Passage and Assessment #20: The Truth About Vampires

Grade Levels
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Common Core Standards
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Most of us know that vampires are mythical creatures who survive by feeding on the blood of other humans. But what is the origin and story behind the vampire legends and tales that exist in so many different cultures? This mystery and wonder article examines the history of vampirism as well some of the commonly-shared beliefs about the character and actions of vampires. It is written to engage and interest students but without too much gory or disturbing detail.

This Common Core-aligned informational reading and assessment can be used in Grades 4-8 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.”

This product is part of a larger collection on Mysteries and Wonders. The bundle can be purchased at a huge 50% discount to the price of the individual resources that are included by clicking and purchasing the resource below!

Mysteries and Wonders Informational Passage and Assessment Collection

The “no-prep” printable includes:

1) A high-interest informational article of 850+ words called “The Truth About Vampires.” Flesch Kincaid Reading Level = 6.6

2) A set of 20 questions, from simple to more challenging, written to align with these Common Core Informational Text Standards:
RI.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.4.9. Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
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.6.3. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).


3) Answers to every question.

While you are here, take a look at my popular Common Core-Aligned Informational Text bundles, created to help busy teachers implement the ELA standards! All the best printables organized into easy-to-use collections.

Common Core-Aligned Informational Text Assessments: Grades 4-5

Common Core-Aligned Informational Text Assessments: Grades 5-6

This item is a PAID digital download from my TpT store. As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Any claims of correlation or alignment to the Common Core State Standards are solely those of Mark Aaron and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA. Mark Aaron is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.

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5
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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