This is the Summer packet for 5th grade students ENTERING 6th grade!
BUT... don't let the cover page throw you off!! This is an excellent collection of 5th grade passages with complex questions aligned with the 5th Grade Common Core. Good for ALL YEAR!!!
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!
Summer Packet Includes 10 passages/questions:
Fiction – An excerpt from Number the Stars
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding text, conflicts and challenges within the story.
Poem – The Tree
- Key Elements: Poetic elements, close read of a poem, stanzas, meaning, rhyme scheme
Fiction – An excerpt from Toliver’s Secret
- Key Elements: Close read, personality and character, definitions, examples and support from the text, setting
Fiction – An excerpt from The One and Only Ivan
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, figurative language, synonyms, characterization.
Nonfiction – Cloud Formations
- Extension Activity: Cloud Journal
- Key Elements: Close read, understanding text, synonyms, understanding diagrams, compare/contrast
Nonfiction – Sandcastles
- Extension Activity – Build Your Own Sandcastle
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, terms, feelings/emotions, summary
Nonfiction – Penguins
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, compare/contrast, characterize, author’s purpose
Nonfiction – The Pony Express
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, synonym, understanding illustrations/maps
Nonfiction – Garfield
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, characterizing, main idea/support, organization
Poem – Rain in Summer
- Key Elements: Close read of poetic elements, stanzas, figurative language, prose summary, images
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.
Common Core Standards and Lexile Levels included on Answer Key.
*Note: If you are purchasing packets for 4th and 5th grade they are VERY similar. Because Common Core groups 4/5 together, I have created my packets accordingly. Please email me with any questions before you purchase the same packet in these two grades.
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