This October Daily Reading Comprehension Packet is 4 weeks of daily reading comprehension for the 5th grade classroom with an October theme.
These week-long activities consist of 3 non-fiction and 1 fiction text about Columbus Day, Halloween, Harvest, and Wind Turbine creation -- all fall or October themes. Halloween and Columbus day are non-fiction and written in a historical fashion. The non-fiction article on wind turbine blade creation was created by an expert engineer who spent time working in the factory where they were made. It is written in a more scientific, detailed manner. The harvest passage is the only fictional passage in this selection. Written on 5th grade reading levels, these passages are perfect for daily morning work or homework.
Great for standardized test prep, these passages have the feel and re-reading of a close read with more structure. Questions are grouped by type so that students focus on one main skill a day. Simply print, hand out to students, and have them complete one activity each day. Each page should take between 10 and 15 minutes to answer, plus about 5 minutes for reading or re-reading the passage.
Each week, the student is presented with a new passage that they will work with for the whole week. Each week follows the same general format:
Monday - students read the passage and answer questions about main idea, theme, and the general form of the text.
Tuesday - students re-read the passage and answer multiple choice, standardized-test styled questions.
Wednesday - students re-read the passage and answer character or setting questions about the text, or specific History, Science, or other related questions for the non-fiction texts.
Thursday - students re-read the passage and answer GUM (Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics) and text structure questions.
Friday - students re-read the passage and answer short-answer, written response questions about the text.
This month's topics:
Non-Fiction - Wind Turbine Blade Creation
Non-Fiction - Columbus Day
Fiction - Harvest
Non-Fiction - Halloween
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(c) Elements of Elementary, 2015