Reading Comprehension Passage & Questions - Dracula Digital & Print

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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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    The Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions is a high-interest reading unit that's perfect for distance learning and set up for Google Classroom™. This engaging printable and digital informational reading unit on Dracula is just what you need for a whole week's worth of distance learning reading and writing work with upper elementary or middle school students. Keep students challenged with the academically aligned informational reading passage about the history of Dracula and the real life ruler known as Vlad Dracul. Common Core comprehension questions are perfect for practicing close reading strategies. Includes comprehension questions, mentor sentences, vocabulary games and tests, differentiated pages, and much more. Great for when you need a guest teacher or an entire week's worth of reading and writing work. Directions and tips are part of this 45-page unit for Google Slides™ and Google Forms™ and the 50-page printable unit. Easy and ready to use!

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    The digital unit includes the following:

    • 1-week schedule of ELA work and directions for using this unit each day

    • Directions for implementation of this 45-page unit

    • Leveled reading passages (grade levels 6/7 and 8/9)

    • 2-Drag and Drop vocabulary games

    • Differentiated Google Forms™ assessment

    • Close Reading prompts and leveled questions

    • Writing templates for written response

    • Vocabulary work

    • Differentiated Drag and Drop Vocabulary quiz

    • Graphic Organizers

    • Differentiated Mentor Sentence work for grammar and punctuation work

    • Text-dependent questions and open-ended questions

    The printable unit includes the following:

    • Directions for implementation of this 50-page unit

    • Leveled reading passages (grade levels 6/7 and 8/9)

    • 3-versions of each leveled passage (larger font, no border, and unmodified)

    • Differentiated Common Core-type assessment questions for test prep

    • Close Reading Directions

    • Text annotation symbols and bookmarks

    • Close Reading prompts and leveled questions

    • Writing templates for written response

    • Vocabulary work and differentiated assessments

    • 2-Vocabulary games

    • Mentor Sentence work


    •Students will practice close reading informational text.

    •Students will use the text to answer text-dependent questions and then consider open-ended questions.

    •Students will become familiar with the levels of questioning and how to answer different types of questions.

    •Students will become familiar with state testing-style questioning. Each question has been carefully considered and written similar to those questions found on state testing.

    •Students will use context to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

    •Students will consider the author’s purpose for writing the text.

    •Students will consider the author's tone.

    •Students will work on mentor sentences focusing on commas, semicolons, parentheses, and adjectives.

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    95 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
    Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
    Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
    Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.


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