September Packet - 5th Grade
Welcome back to school!! 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!! *
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!
1-Nonfiction - The Creation of Google
-Key elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, author’s reasons/evidence
2-Poetry – A Boy and His Stomach – author unknown
-Key elements: Close read of poetic elements, deciphering meaning, point of view, visual interpretation
3- Fiction – An excerpt from Because of Winn-Dixie
-Key Elements: Summarizing, close read, deciphering meaning, point of view
4- Nonfiction – Highclere Castle
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, definitions, synonyms, main idea, visual interpretation
-PLUS - 2 extra activities! A Day at Highclere and Nonfiction Concepts
5- Biography – Roald Dahl
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, structure, biography elements
6- Fiction – An excerpt from Fantastic Mr. Fox
-Key Elements: Close read, characterization, tone, mood, deciphering meaning
7- Nonfiction – The Destruction of Pompeii
-Key Elements: Close read, visual interpretation, author’s reasons/evidence, deciphering meaning
-PLUS - Extra Activities - Nonfiction Concepts
8- Nonfiction – National Honey Month
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning
9- Fiction – An excerpt from Hatchet
-Key Elements: Close read, characterization, setting, plot, point of view, deciphering meaning
10- Nonfiction – Terrible Lizards of Long Ago
-Key Elements: Close read, vocabulary, roots/prefixes, deciphering meaning, main idea
-PLUS - 3 Extra Activities - Be a Paleontologist, Nonfiction Concepts, Vocabulary Scramble
*Answer key is included with Common Core standards and Lexile Levels*
PLEASE NOTE: Because Common Core groups 4th/5th grade together, this packet is extremely similar to the 4th 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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