The importance of our teeth and proper dental hygiene is something most children learn about in lower elementary school. But how many upper elementary and middle school students know about the long and colorful history of dentistry, an ancient practice that began thousands of years ago? This informational article provides historical context to dentistry and is an engaging way to learn more about dentists and teeth for older students.
This Common Core-aligned text is teacher and student-friendly and written for use in Grades 6-9. It can be implemented in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, absence work, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc).
The product includes:
1) An engaging 920-word informational passage called “The History of Dentistry.” Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level = 8.3
2) A total of 23 questions, from basic comprehension to critical thinking, written to align with Common Core Standards RI.5.2, RI.5.3, L.4.5.C, and RI.6.3
3) Answers to every question.
Are you interested in more of this type of reading and assessment work for your middle grade students? Then have look at my other innovations and inventions resources! Each provides the origin and history of an important everyday object or food in an engaging and educational passage with follow-on close reading assessment work!
Need to take a mental health day(s) from your classroom? Sick or caring for someone who is ill? Emergency absence have you in a panic? Just need something different and fresh in place of the normal curriculum? Take a look at my collection of "print and go/no prep" emergency sub plans and creative resources for Grade 5-9 teachers!
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Any claims of correlation or alignment to the Common Core State Standards are solely those of Mark Aaron and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA. Mark Aaron is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.