Sharks Reading Passages - Digital & Printable

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Are you ready to print and have students reading in a matter of minutes? Or do you need to use reading passages in a digital format for distance learning? This resource is the perfect answer! This set is all about SHARKS!!


This reading set is available in a PRINT-ONLY version:

This set features upper 3rd to fifth grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, comparing examples to passages, listing examples, inferring, comparing and contrasting, and basic reading comprehension questions.

The set also makes use of non-fiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bulleted lists, fact boxes, labels, subtitles, tables, and titles.

Specific contents of this resource are:

  • Selection 1- An Awe Inspiring Fish– in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2- Way to Use Your Head - in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – Basking in the Sunshine -in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 – The Great White Shark - in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 2 articles (Cookie Cutter Shark and Coral Reefs) and Shark Comparison Chart with separate question page and 2 graphic organizers
  • Answer keys for all
  • Table of Contents listing levels, skills, Common Core standards, and non-fiction text features
  • Teacher's Guide with notes about reading levels, standards, organizations, and ideas for use
  • Terms of Use

The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging.

All answer keys are provided- in printable and digital formats. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

THE RESOURCE - You will have 4 files.

Sharks Printable, Guide and Answer Keys

Sharks Digital Set A

Sharks Digital Set B

Digital Versions Answer Keys

DIGITAL: To use this set you will add the file to your Google Drive. The teacher's guide has detailed directions if you are new to using this tool.

  • The digital sheets have text boxes that students will type responses on.
  • They may also need to drag and drop vocabulary words to match meanings or descriptions.

PRINTABLE: This set can be printed and used in several ways.

  • Email the pages to your students/parents to be printed.
  • Print the pages and assemble the set in an at-home packet.
  • Use the set in your classroom!

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44 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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