Improve reading comprehension in your classroom with our sport-themed differentiated close reading passages and questions. This pack includes five
Grade Four and Grade Five (Year Five and Six) informational/non-fiction passages with six pages of engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks.
***June, 2017 - RECENTLY UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES***
These Sports Stars biographies introduce kids to fantastic sporting heroes from the USA, UK and New Zealand while reinforcing important reading skills.
This resource would also be suitable for Grade 6 (Year Seven and Eight learners) as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged!
What this resource is all about
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction texts and engaging higher order thinking questions.
This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze/Analyse, Evaluate, Create).
In this pack you will receive:
1. Five texts - all with an extended and scaffold version:
- Comparing Tennis Stars (Serena Williams and Andy Murray)
- Steven Adams - A Slam Dunk
- Lydia Ko - A Hole in One
- Michael Phelps - Gold Man
- Simone Biles - Gymnastics Genius
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
- Find Facts and Details
- Make Inferences
- Ask and Answer Questions
- Compare and Contrast
- Identify the main idea
3. Three Graphic Organiser Examples
- Information Web
- Venn Diagram
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions
5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.***
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