Simplify your teaching with these ready-to-use reading comprehension passages. This file includes four weekly homework packets, each with an original text, comprehension questions, a set of vocabulary words and activities, and a vocabulary quiz. An open-ended response to complete in class is also included for each text, as well as a scaffolded writing frame for students who may be struggling with open-ended responses.
Rubrics and an answer key are included for easy scoring!
Informational text: Pumpkins in the Past
This short text describes how pumpkins have been used in the past.
Narrative text: Pumpkin Seeds
This narrative historical fiction story tells how a pumpkin saved the day.
Interview: What's Up, Woolly Bear?
This fictional interview with a woolly bear caterpillar gives real information and facts about the cool little creatures.
Informational: Idioms, Adages, and Puns
This text explains how idioms, adages, and puns are similar and different.
Designed for students in grades 4-5, these passages have been reported to work well for strong readers in grade 3 and struggling older readers as well. Check out the Preview for a sample text!