Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5

Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 - Grade 5
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Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! #5 – Passages and Questions -Grade 5 is a set of twenty-three short reading exercises from a variety of genres coupled with four or more multiple choice questions of corresponding reading objectives that assess student knowledge and performance. Each individual exercise is designed to be used as a short, daily reading activity to help students review and practice grade five reading objectives. Students read a passage or a set of paired passages and answer questions based on the passage(s). A mixture of fiction and nonfiction passages is included.

An answer key and a matrix of reading objectives showing which passages include which objectives and for which questions are provided. Reading objectives assessed in the questions following the passages include:

- Word Meaning
- Summarizing
- Inferencing
- Drawing Conclusions
- Literary Nonfiction
- Drama
- Characterization
- Text Features
- Poetry
- Point of View
- Theme
- Sensory Language
- Visual Features
- Fact/Opinion
- Main Idea/Details
- Text Structure
- Making Connections Across Texts
- Comparing / Contrasting
- Myths
- Foreshadowing
- Author’s Viewpoint/Persuasive Texts
- Procedural Texts
- Plot

This chart shows the type of genre and title for each passage included in this blast:

- 5.1 – Fiction – Story – “The Bike Man”
- 5.2 – Paired Passages – Fiction – Story - “Cowboy Wilbur” / Nonfiction –
Expository – “Ranching Today”
- 5.3 – Nonfiction – Expository - “Gliders”
- 5.4 – Fiction – Drama – “The Puzzle”
- 5.5 – Paired Passages - Nonfiction – Expository - “Clipper Ships” / Fiction –
Diary – “Diary of a Sailor”
- 5.6 – Literary Nonfiction – Biography - “Frederick Douglass”
- 5.7 – Paired Passages - Fiction – Story – “The Reluctant Shelter” / Story –
“Up”
- 5.8 – Literary Nonfiction – Autobiography - “I Made It on My Own”
- 5.9 – Paired Passages – Nonfiction - Expository – “The Erie Canal” /
Literary Nonfiction – Biography - “Just Settled In”
- 5.10 – Paired Passages - Nonfiction – Expository – “Flamingos” – Fiction –
Poem - “Sunset Bird”
- 5.11 – Paired Passages - Fiction – Story – “Charros” / Story – “Second Best”
- 5.12 – Nonfiction – Expository – “Blood”
- 5.13 – Nonfiction – Persuasive – “Full of Energy Bars”
- 5.14 – Nonfiction – Persuasive – “Two Ways to Get Healthy”
- 5.15 – Paired Passages - Fiction – Poem – “A Cool Wind” / Fiction – Story –
“Out of Nowhere”
- 5.16 – Paired Passages – Poem – “Clowns” / Fiction – Story – “Already Tired”
- 5.17 – Fiction – Myth – “Sun”
- 5.18 – Fiction – Myth – “Friends for Mars”
- 5.19 – Fiction – Myth – “Flowers”
- 5.20 – Fiction – Story – “Cowboy Breakfast”
- 5.21 – Literary Nonfiction – Biography – “A Different Point of View”
- 5.22 – Nonfiction – Procedural – “Table Tennis”
- 5.23 – Paired Passages - Fiction – Drama – “A Special Treasure” /
Nonfiction – Procedural – “A Handmade Checkerboard”

These blasts can be used in a variety of ways. You may have your students read the passage and answer the questions in class. The answers can be checked in class and discussed immediately. The blasts can be assigned as homework and checked in class the next day. Several blasts can be put together as a mini-test.
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169 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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