This file contains questions and answer keys for each of the first 5 texts from Reading Street, Grade 4 (2011 edition): "Because of Winn Dixie," "Lewis and Clark and Me," "On the Banks of Plum Creek," "The Horned Toad Prince," and "Letters Home From Yosemite."
Writing prompts and paper are included with each story. The genres for this unit include: realistic fiction, character diary, poem, twisted fairy tale, and postcard.
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Each set of questions ask students to apply reading skills to the text that they have read. They are not straightforward comprehension questions. Instead, they really ask students to think about the texts they are reading, and apply the skills learned in class, as required by the Common Core Standards. They may be used as comprehension checks, or open book study guides.
Each story includes 5-7 questions, with a mix of multiple choice, short answer and extended response (summary).
Skills covered include:
2. Point of View
3. Character Traits and Feelings
4. Main Idea and Supporting Details
5. Text to Text Connections
6. Text to Self Connections
7. Thinking Like an Author
8. Author's Purpose
9. Literary Elements
10. Compare and Contrast
Common Core Standards Covered in these Assessments:
RL 4.1 Refer to details in a text (explicit and inferencing)
RL 4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting or event
RL 4.6 Compare and contrast point of view
RI 4.1 Refer to details and examples in an (informational) text
RI 4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details
RI 4.10 Read and comprehend informational texts