Mysteries and Wonders Passage and Assessment #6: Superstitions

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Superstitions have been around as long as humans have been on the earth, and there are over 400,000 of them in existence today. This article examines the world of superstitions, explaining and analyzing why we have them, offering common examples and their origins, and discussing how some superstitions are good luck in one culture and bad luck in another. This reading and assessment 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, sub work, 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 and purchasing the resource below!

Mysteries and Wonders Informational Passage and Assessment Collection

The printable includes:

1) An engaging, high-interest informational text of 950+ words called “The Superstition Tradition.” Flesch Kincaid Reading Level = 5.5

2) A set of 26 questions, from simple to more challenging, written to align with these Common Core Informational Text Standards:
RI.5.1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from 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.6.5. Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
RI.6.6. Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
RH.6-8.8. Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a 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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Mysteries and Wonders Passage and Assessment #6: Superstitions