Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! – Fiction #1 – Grade 6 – Passages and Questions is a set of eighteen short reading passages coupled with four or more multiple choice questions that assess student knowledge and performance on grade six reading objectives. Each individual warm-up is designed to be used as a short daily reading practice. Students read a passage and answer questions based on the passage. This set of passages focuses on fiction passages. Stories, myths, plays, poems, journal entries, and letters are included. There are also many paired passages. Some pairs may include a story with a poem, two stories paired together, a play with a story, and other pairs. An answer key and a matrix of reading objectives showing which passages include which objectives and for which questions are provided.
These are the same as passages and questions as found in Reading Warm-ups – Grade 6. Be careful not to duplicate your purchases.
These same passages and questions also appear in these Grade 6 products: Reading Warm-ups; Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! #1; Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! #2; Reading Warm-ups – Super Blasts! - Fiction; Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! - Paired Passages #1; Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! – Paired Passages #2; and Reading Warm-ups – Super Blasts! – Paired Passages. Be careful not to duplicate your purchases.
Reading objectives assessed in the questions following the passages include:
- Main Idea/Details
- Word Meaning
- Visual Features
- Text Features
- Text Structure
- Making Connections Across Texts
- Poetry / Imagery
- Point of View
- Sensory Language
- Compare / Contrast – Historical / Cultural Settings
- Compare / Contrast – Author’s Purpose
- Author’s Purpose
These warm-ups 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 warm-ups can be assigned as homework and checked in class the next day. Several warm-ups can be put together as a mini-test.
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Table of Contents
6.1 – Fiction - Story – The Game
6.2 – Paired – Fiction – Letter/Letter – Letter 1 / Letter 2
6.3 – Drama - The Nest
6.5 – Fiction – Story – What Day Is It?
6.6 – Fiction – Story – A Helmet
6.11 – Fiction – Poetry – Spinning Wheels
6.13 – Paired – Fiction/Poetry – Story/Poem – Foul Ball! / Strike Two Forever!
6.14 – Fiction – Drama – The Big Oak Tree
6.15 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – The Flag / Friends
6.19 – Fiction – Poetry - Poem – Fireworks
6.22 – Fiction - Drama – Spelling Bee
6.24 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – Angus / William
6.28 – Fiction – Story – Bradley
6.30 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – The Phone Call / Here We Go Again
6.31 – Fiction – Drama – Science Fair
6.32 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Story/Poem – The Woods / Wolves
6.34 – Fiction – Story – Do I Have To?
6.38 – Fiction - Drama – Watch Out!