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Paired Texts [Print & Digital]: Westward Expansion Gr 4-6 (Distance Learning)

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  1. Paired passages, or paired texts, meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The passages in this set are great to stretch your 4th and 5th graders, a
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Paired passages, or paired texts, meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The passages in this set are great to stretch your 4th and 5th graders, and still appropriate for many students in middle school as well.

These are provided in printable and digital formats!

DIGITAL FILES:

The assessments are provided in Google FORMS. The multiple-choice options will be shuffled for each student, and the items will be automatically scored.

The passages are provided in Google SLIDES and can be annotated by adding text boxes. Students could use lines to underline or draw arrows with the line tool. I have also inserted a “highlight box” on the title of each passage. Show students how to select the box, then copy and paste it to use for highlighting purposes in the text. They can resize the box by dragging the corners to highlight only what they need.

You could allow the students to use their annotated passages for their assessments by having them share the screen (or “split screen”) for both files. I have also included the passages at the top of the assessments.

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Are you looking for DIFFERENTIATED passages to use for assessments? Click here to see my Mix and Match Assessments, differentiated for student reading level and grade level comprehension!

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I have included informational passages about the Oregon Trail, Prairie Schooners (Covered Wagons), California Gold Rush, Boomtowns, Pony Express and Telegraphs, and a poem from 1860 about the Pony Express.

There are two styles of passages provided to help suit various needs. Choose the style you like! There are not multiple levels of passages included.

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In my 4th grade classroom, I use each of the texts for close reading and annotating lessons- this helps ensure the students fully comprehend the texts before having to answer questions about both texts together. Click here to see a blog post showing how I model purposeful annotating! My students use their annotated texts to answer the questions. Since the texts are in the “stretch” range for 4th and 5th, I don’t give these texts as cold reads, but if you have students reading on a 6th-8th grade level, you definitely could! If your students have not been exposed to paired text questions, you may want to walk them through some examples before you ever take a grade.

Please look at the preview to see a snapshot of the set!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

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