Text-based writing is writing in response to a reading passage. Students are being asked to read a passage (fiction or nonfiction) and write an essay in response. The essay may be narrative, opinion or informative.
This reading passage includes a suggested lesson plan vocabulary application practice page, key ideas and details for summarizing, and a pre-reading organizer.
This resource uses an original non-fiction passage that compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between alligators and crocodiles.
2 Page Reading Passage with subheadings ,captions and photographs
There are three comprehension checks.
One option has multiple choice, another option has multiple choice with a space for writing text evidence to support the answer. A third option has only written response.
- Bubble Map for Alligators and Crocodiles
- Compare and Contrast Chart
- Pre-Reading Organizer
Answer Key Provided.