This packet is designed to allow your students to practice their reading comprehension skills with the use of narrative texts. Each passage has a set of questions that accompany it. Some of the questions are multiple choice, some are fill-in-the-blank, and some are short answer. Included with this packet is an answer key, so that you (or the students) can easily check over their work.
In my classroom, I use these passages and questions in a station. Students are partnered up and they read the story together. Next, they each complete the questions individually. When they both finish, they compare and defend their answers, then check the answer key to verify answers.
Common Core Standards:
-ELACC4RL1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
-ELACC4RL2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
-ELACC4RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
-ELACC5RL1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
-ELACC5RL2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
-ELACC5RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
-ELACC5RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.