Mysteries and Wonders Passage and Assessment #5: The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Amelia Earhart was the perhaps the most courageous and celebrated American woman of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Her words and deeds were followed by millions as she set speed and distance records in her airplane. All that ended with her mysterious disappearance as she neared completion of an around-the world flight in July, 1937; her plane and remains have never been found. This article examines and relives the last fateful day of her life and explores what most likely happened to Amelia Earhart. It can be used in Grades 4-7 depending on your students' ability levels and in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, teacher-directed study in class, independent practice, homework, test prep, etc). This is a high-interest article designed for use with 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.

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 below!

Mysteries and Wonders Informational Passage and Assessment Collection

The printable includes:

1) An engaging, high-interest informational text of 950 words called “The Mystery of Amelia Earhart.” Flesch Kincaid Reading Level = 5.1

2) A set of 26 questions, from simple to more challenging, written to align with these Common Core Informational Text Standards:
RI.4.5. Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
RI.5.1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.5.7. Draw on information from multiple sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
RI.6.1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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.

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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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