Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions

Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! - Nonfiction #1 - Grade 6 - Passages and Questions
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Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! – Nonfiction #1 – Grade 6 – Passages and Questions is a set of twenty 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 nonfiction passages. Biographies, autobiographies, expository, procedural passages, and informational passages are included. There are also many paired passages. Some pairs may include a two literary nonfiction passages, advertisements, persuasive passages, expository with procedural passages, expository with expository passages, 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! – Nonfiction; 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
- Summarizing
- Visual Features
- Text Features
- Text Structure
- Inferencing
- Making Connections Across Texts
- Theme
- Plot
- 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

6.4 – Nonfiction – Expository – The Game of Basketball
6.7 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Autobiography/Memoir – Dan Jansen / Eager to Do Well
6.9 – Nonfiction – Expository – Mammoth Cave
6.10 – Nonfiction – Procedure – Treed!
6.12 - Paired - Nonfiction – Advertisement/Advertisement – Buy It Now! / A Waste of Money!
6.16 – Nonfiction – Expository – Beekeepers
6.17 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Journal/Autobiography – Worth It / Daily Chores
6.18 – Nonfiction - Procedure – Planting a Tree
6.20 – Paired – Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Persuasive/Persuasive – Discipline / A Valuable Resource
6.21 – Nonfiction – Expository – Siberian Tigers
6.23 – Paired – Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Expository/Procedure – Changes / Butterfly Garden
6.25 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Sam’s Personal Narrative / Toby’s Autobiography
6.26 – Nonfiction – Expository – The Prairie
6.27 – Paired – Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Persuasive/Persuasive – Full of Sugar / The Way to Go
6.29 – Literary Nonfiction – Biography – A Long Trip
6.33 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Autobiography/Personal Narrative – Benjamin Franklin / Flight
6.36 – Nonfiction – Expository – What a Pair!
6.37 – Paired – Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Persuasive/Persuasive – Magic Cleaning Wand / Scrub Sponge
6.39 – Paired - Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Memoir/Autobiography – The Job / Looking for Work
6.40 – Nonfiction – Expository - Sea Turtle
Total Pages
85 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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