Reading Warm-ups - Blasts! – Poetry / Literary Nonfiction / Drama – Grade 4 is a set of twenty-two short, poetry, literary nonfiction, and drama reading passages coupled with four or more multiple choice questions that assess student knowledge and performance on grade four reading objectives that focus on poetry, literary nonfiction, and drama text. 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. An answer key is included, too.
These are the same poetry, literary nonfiction, and drama passages and questions as the poetry, literary nonfiction, and drama passages and questions from Reading Warm-ups – Grade 4. Be careful not to duplicate your purchases.
Reading objectives assessed in the questions following the passages include:
- Word Meaning
- Making Connections
- Main Idea/Details
- Visual Features
- Literary Nonfiction
- Sensory Language
- Sequencing Events
- Text Features
This chart shows the type of passage included in this set of blasts:
- 4.7 – Paired – Expository/Poem – Some Things Are Amazing / The Web
- 4.16 – Literary Nonfiction – A Way West
- 4.24 – Poem – Snow Day
- 4.25 – Poem – The Changing Tide
- 4.26 – Poem – A Constant Worker
- 4.29 – Paired - Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Davy Crockett / Going Home
- 4.34 – Paired - Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – I am Sacagawea / A Long Lost Brother
- 4.41 – Drama – Prince Malcolm
- 4.42 – Poem – Up, Up and Away
- 4.43 – Poem - Traffic
- 4.48 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Sam Houston / Sam Houston’s Father
- 4.53 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Top Golf / My Report About Pat Jacobs
- 4.56 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Lady Bird Johnson / A Clear Message
- 4.57 – Drama - Owl
- 4.65 – Drama – How Hot Is It?
- 4.74 – Paired – Expository/Poem – Look What’s on Your Feet! / Shoes
- 4.75 – Poem – A Penny in the Well
- 4.76 – Poem – Goodbye to Mom, Goodbye to Dad
- 4.80 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Opposite Ends of the Earth / The South Pole
- 4.81 – Paired – Literary Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction – Abraham Lincoln / Reading
- 4.82 – Drama – Morning
- 4.83 – Drama – Marbles
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.
These same passages and questions also appear in these Grade 4 products: Reading Warm-ups – Blasts! #1, 2, 3, and 4. Be careful not to duplicate your purchases.