Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking: History of Video Games (NZ)

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This pack includes one Year Five and Year Six informational text with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! Use these resources in your literacy block or as a homework task. These activities link to the New Zealand Curriculum for Level 3, and they are detailed in the included Activities Information section.

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What this resource is all about

The passage in this resource is titled: The History of Video Games - an interesting, current topic, especially considering the popularity of Pokémon GO ®!

The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction texts and engaging higher order thinking questions.

This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create).

Students are also exposed to a range of graphic organisers to arrange their new knowledge. Examples are provided for you as an extra teaching resource.

An added bonus of these activities is that they also incorporate writing skills. Research shows that reading and writing skills improve when they are integrated.

These activities are aligned to the New Zealand and England Curriculum for Year Five and Six (see the Activity Information pages for more details).

Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities!

In this pack you will receive:

1.One text, The History of Video Games, at two levels.

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the Common Core State Standards
- Remember
- Understand
- Apply
- Analyse
- Evaluate
- Create

3. Two Graphic Organiser Examples
- Flow Chart
- Information Web

4. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom with links to the NZ and UK Curriculum Documents.


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Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking: Histo
Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking: Histo
Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking: Histo
Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking: Histo