This historical passage examines the never-ending search for the location of the remains of Noah’s Ark on the slopes of Mount Ararat in northeastern Turkey. Almost everyone knows the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark. In Turkey, ark hunters have been exploring mountainsides for centuries with varying claims of success in proving the existence of the ship. This article takes no position on the veracity of the Bible but instead focuses on the hunt for wreck of Noah’s Ark, which is said to rest at a high elevation in Turkey.
This 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. This is not the typical “one reading I'm done” comprehension work given far too often to our students. 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.”
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Mysteries and Wonders Informational Passage and Assessment Collection
The printable includes:
1) An engaging, high-interest informational article of 1200 words called “The Search For Noah’s Ark”. Flesch Kincaid Reading Level = 6.2
2) A set of 30 questions, from fill-in-the-blank to more challenging. All require revisiting the article to locate the precise and best answer needed.
3) Answers to every question.
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