Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! – Paired Passages #2 – Grade 6 – Passages and Questions is a set of nineteen short, paired, 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 the paired passages and answer questions based on the passages. Both fiction and nonfiction passages are included in each series. Some pairs include an expository passage with a poem, two stories paired together, two literary nonfiction passages paired together, 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 – Blasts! #3; Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! #4; Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! - Fiction #1 and 2; Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! – Nonfiction #1 and #2; Reading Warm-ups – Super Blasts! – Fiction; Reading Warm-ups – Super Blasts! – Nonfiction; 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
- Persuasive Text – Reasoning
- Making Connections Across Texts
- Poetry / Imagery
- Point of View
- Literary Nonfiction
- 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
6.45 – Paired - Fiction/Fiction – Drama/Story – The Railway / Lone Wolf
6.47 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – The Snack Bar / Working at the Game
6.48 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – The Box / Pile of Dirt
6.49 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – Grandfather / The Ant
6.51 – Paired - Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Autobiography/Personal Narrative – Journey / Problems
6.52 – Paired – Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Persuasive/Persuasive – Wonder Tire / Never-Flat Tire
6.54 – Paired - Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – Preparations / Together
6.55 – Paired - Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Expository/Expository – The Chisholm Trail / The Goodnight-Loving Trail
6.57 – Paired - Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story – The Old Man / The Little Man
6.61 – Paired – Informational/Informational – Newspaper Article/Newspaper Article – Track and Field Competitors Vie for Top Spot / Final Track and Field Competition
6.65 – Paired – Fiction/Nonfiction – Story/Expository – A Mixed Family / Whooping Cranes
6.66 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction - Biography/Memoir – Alone at Sea / Shipwrecked!
6.67 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Autobiography/Personal Narrative – I, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. / Up San Juan Hill
6.69 – Paired – Nonfiction/Fiction – Expository/Letter – Ellis Island / A Letter to the Forest Lake Middle School Parents
6.73 – Paired – Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Letter to the Editor/Letter to the Editor – The Land Next to the Library / A Park or Parking
6.75 – Paired – Nonfiction/Nonfiction – Newspaper Article/Newspaper Article – Kite Day Hosted by Middle School Art Students / Flat Kite
6.76 – Paired – Fiction/Fiction – Drama/Poem – The Business / Just Fine
6.77 – Paired – Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Procedural/Diary – Helping the Body / My Daily Routine
6.78 – Three Passages – Fiction/Fiction/Fiction – Story/Story/Poem – New Plans / The Quest / Gone Far