Who hasn’t ever looked at a spider’s web in awe of the artistry and care that goes into making each and every one of these magical structures? This Common Core-aligned informational science passage can be used in Grades 4-6 depending on your students' ability levels and can be implemented in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, teacher-directed study in class, independent practice, homework, test prep, assessment, make-up absence work, etc).
This passage and assessment is ideal as part of a close reading program in your classroom based around mastery of the Common Core! What does that mean to you as a classroom teacher? It means that this is not the typical “one reading I'm done” comprehension work often given before the Common Core Standards were created. To complete the assessment for the passage, students will need "to undertake the close, attentive reading and re-reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex and worthy works.” Please download and look at the Preview for a better understanding of the product.
NOTE: This assessment is not part of any bundled collection that I offer for sale.
I do hope you find this individual product useful with your classes! This is just one example of over 70 Common Core Informational Text Standards assessments I offer for Grades 3-8, both in individual format and in value-priced grade-level bundles. Help your kids nail down those standards with engaging passages and rigorous questioning! See below for links to these bundles or visit my TPT Store for a look at everything I offer that is aligned with the CCS Informational Text. Standards. Thank you!
The printable assessment includes:
1) An informational science passage of about 700 words called “The Magic of Spider Webs.” The characteristics of spiders, their various reasons for building spider webs, and the processes they use are explored in this passage. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level = 5.1
2) A set of 25 questions written to align with these Common Core Informational Text Standards: RI.4.1, RI.4.5, RI.5.3
3) Detailed and complete answers to every question.
While you are here, take a look at my popular Common Core Informational Text bundles, created to help busy teachers implement the ELA standards! All the printable assessments organized into easy-to-use collections.
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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.