Reading Constructed Response and Extended Response - Includes Digital

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    Do you need reading constructed response practice for your 5th graders? This 5th grade constructed response resource is a bundle of THREE of my reading constructed response task resources.

    NOTE: The reading constructed response tasks now include Google Slides versions. Please see pages 6-8 of the PDFs for details and the link!

    Click on the links below to see each set and read detailed descriptions for each:

    Informational Set

    Literature Set

    Paired Passages Set

    More Details

    • Each set contains full page-length passages written at a 5th grade readability.

    • The passages also include 4-8 constructed response questions, and some include an optional writing extension.

    • These sets contain a huge variety of reading skills and standards at a 5th grade level. To see which skills are addressed in each set, click on the individual listings above or see the skills section below.

    • Answer keys are included for each task. However, due to the nature of the questions, the answer keys are example answers only. A common core alignment is also provided on the answer key pages.

    • This resource also includes generic posters pertaining to answering constructed response questions and a generic rubric to help you score the questions. The students could also use the rubric to self-assess.

    Using the Constructed Response Tasks

    • Each set includes 3 passages or 3 sets of passages (for the paired passage set). You can choose to use all three as practice, two as practice and one as an assessment, or one as practice, one as an assessment, and one as re-teaching.

    • Works for whole group review, small group instruction, independent practice, assessment, and more!

    Editable Exemplar Responses

    Each passage includes extended response prompts that require students to write a well-organized essay using text evidence to support and explain their thinking. I have included examples you can use to model how to accurately answer each prompt for your students.

    In order to best meet the needs of your students and match the rubric you’ll be using, I have also included the responses in Google Docs so you are able to edit them.

    I suggest using the editable responses in the following ways:

    • Edit the response to match the rubric your state uses
    • Edit the response to remove vital information, then challenge your students to find what’s missing and/or what needs to be added

    Alternate Printable Version - Task Cards

    The length and complexity of your students’ answers will depend on your expectations and the specific rubric you use in your classroom. Due to this fact, I have provided a task card version with an optional recording sheet for your students to use so they are not limited to the space provided on the worksheet version.

    About the Digital Constructed Response Tasks

    • The digital version is created for use with Google Slides™.

    • The students use text boxes to type in their answers.

    • There are THREE digital versions:
      • Version 1 - Offers graphic organizer support for students to help them plan their response
      • Version 2 - No graphic organizer support; includes text boxes for answers only
      • Version 3 - Full-slide questions and writing prompts

    • The content is the SAME as the printable version.

    • Answer keys can be found in the PDF.

    Check out the video preview to see the digital constructed response tasks.

    Literature Skills

    • Making inferences
    • Providing evidence and quoting the text to support inferences
    • Determining theme
    • Responding to challenges
    • Comparing and contrasting story elements
    • Determining the meaning of words and phrases
    • Point of view
    • Visual elements

    Informational Skills

    • Main idea
    • Text structure
    • Defining terms using context clues
    • Making inferences
    • Providing evidence to support main points
    • Making connections between ideas presented in a text

    Paired Passage Skills

    • Inferences
    • Quoting the text to support inferences
    • Identifying how a speaker reflects on a topic
    • Determining main idea
    • Identifying reasons to support main points
    • Integrating information
    • Identifying structural elements of poetry and prose
    • Identifying connections between events and ideas
    • How point of view influences a text
    • Visual elements
    • Comparing and contrasting

    Want more paired passages? ---> Click here to see more paired passages resources!

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    Total Pages
    9 sets (12 total passages) + Google Slides Versions
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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