September Packet - 4th Grade
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What better way to assess what your students know than with Close Read Packets!
Text dependent, complex questions accompanying fiction excerpts, nonfiction articles and poetry.
*High interest fiction and nonfiction excerpts and articles!! *
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Close reading comprehension questions modeled after the Common Core standards for 4th grade. These concepts are for ALL students to master regardless if your state participates in Common Core.
All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.
Students will get acquainted with taking complex-question assessments. Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, and whatever else you have in mind!
Questions involve; close reading, using context clues, inference, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!
There are 11 passages in September's Packet!
1 -Poetry – A Boy and His Stomach – author unknown
-Close read of poetic elements, deciphering meaning, point of view, visual interpretation
2 -Fiction – An excerpt from Because of Winn-Dixie
-Summarizing, close read, deciphering meaning, point of view
3- Nonfiction – Highclere Castle
-Close read, deciphering meaning, definitions, synonyms, main idea, visual interpretation
-PLUS extra activities - A Day at Highclere and Nonfiction Concepts
4-Nonfiction – A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
-Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding text
5-Biography – Roald Dahl
-Close read, deciphering meaning, structure, biography elements
6-Fiction – An excerpt from Fantastic Mr. Fox
-Close read, characterization, tone, mood, deciphering meaning
7-Nonfiction – National Honey Month
-Close read, deciphering meaning
8-Fiction – An excerpt from Hatchet
-Close read, characterization, setting, plot, point of view, deciphering meaning
9- Nonfiction – Terrible Lizards of Long Ago
-Close read, author’s purpose, roots/prefixes, deciphering meaning, main idea
-PLUS - Extra Activities - Nonfiction Connections and Be a Paleontologist
10- Nonfiction –Writing of the Star Spangled Banner
- Close read, understanding text
11- Charts – September 15 is MAKE A HAT DAY!
- Deciphering charts, following directions, compare/contrast two charts of the same topic
PLEASE NOTE: Because Common Core groups 4th/5th grade together, this packet is extremely similar to the 5th grade packet! (Same passages with MOSTLY same questions). The concepts and ideas are the same for all students to master!
Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included- All of these works have copyright information listed on the reference/literature page and/or I have been given permission to use the passages in my packet. The last page is a complete literature/ bibliography of the works that are used in this packet as well as resources that I may have utilized while creating this packet.
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