Common Core standards direct readers back into the text to ask and answer questions . This sometimes requires a lot of practice as young readers often read a text once, and then want to work from memory. These activities help young readers learn to refer explicitly to text to find answers to comprehension questions. Each passage has five questions. Readers find the answers or information that leads to an inference and underline it in the text in color. They then write answers in complete sentences. They also use context clues to find meanings for three words used in the text.
The five passages in this topic are about some of the world's most interesting unexplained mysteries, The Tunguska Event, Stonehenge, The Money Pit of Oak Island, The Loch Ness Monster, and The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. These activities are perfect for quick daily practice, homework, or a reading/writing center. Download the preview to see one of these activities.
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