This reading passage discusses the history of everyone's favorite yellow fruit! Grab a bunch for your students and have a tasty AND educational snack break.
1 page reading passage with 1 page of standardized test type questions.
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What is it?
A banana is an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large flowering plants. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually long and curved, with soft edible body covered with a rind (skin).
A Seedy History
In the years between 1700 and 1900, Portuguese colonists started planting bananas in the Atlantic islands and Central America. These banana plantations, or big farms, were designed to grow large amounts of bananas for export to the United States and Europe.
There are many types of bananas produced and eaten around the world today. The original wild bananas contained large seeds, but selective farming has produced a banana that has small, edible seeds.
There are 9 questions that cover the following skills: main idea / details, questioning, inference, author's purpose
Flesch- Kincaid grade level: 6.9