More nonfiction texts for daily warm-ups and/or test preparation! This file contains four texts, all on the topics of octopuses and cuttlefish. Each text includes multiple choice questions, an open-ended response, and a scaffolded summary. The sequence of articles ends with an argumentation writing prompt with a scaffolded frame for students. A complete answer key with commentary is included.
These texts are suitable for students in grades 4-5. The formatting and topics would be of interest to middle school students in need of extra reading support.
In my classroom, I use these as daily warm-up activities, with students completing 1-2 questions per day. However, they could work well for small group instruction, nonfiction lessons, or intervention.
Other daily warm-up activities:
Daily Warm-Ups for Test Preparation
Daily Warm-Ups, Narrative Texts