Students LOVE this informational text reading passage about the Kraken and giant squids, especially in October around Halloween time! Two versions are included. The short version is a half-page of text and 4 multiple choice comprehension questions with 4 answer choices on one page. The longer version is one page of informational text and one page of 9 multiple choice comprehension questions with 3 answer choices. The questions cover a variety of reading skills and are modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests.
Both versions of the passage are especially great for interventions, modeling strategies, and building confidence! I have 32 years of experience in preparing students for standardized reading testing and in studying these types of tests.
The readability level of the mini-passage is in the 3rd grade range, while the longer passage is in the 5th grade range. One way that I use them both is to work the longer passage along with my 3rd graders while modeling good reading strategies, then assign the shorter passage as independent work a few days later.
Here is what you get with this free resource:
• Release the Kraken informational text and questions, short version (1 page)
• Release the Kraken informational text and questions, long version (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)
• TOU & Credits (1 page)
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