Informational passages and assessments that are close-reading ready, lengthy and engaging, and aligned with Common Core Standards are an important aspect of many elementary school ELA programs. This product is sold as an example of what I offer to meet this resource need and is not part of any bundled collection offered in my store.
This is a biographical passage and assessment on the life of Frank Baum, the man who wrote the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a magical story that has enchanted millions and to this day remains popular with all ages. It was written specifically for Grade 3-4 reading levels and can be used in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc). The passage and assessment are provided to you in two different fonts, allowing you to choose either a traditional or more creative font for use with your class.
The product includes:
1) An engaging 950-word biographical passage called “The Real Wizard of Oz” The passage tells the life story of L. Frank Baum, the man whose creative storytelling skills eventually led to the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, one of the most popular books and stories in modern history. Flesch Kincaid Reading Level = 3.5
2) A set of 25 questions, from basic comprehension to more inferential short answer questions, written to align with these Common Core Informational Text Standards: RI.3.8, RI.4.1, RI.4.8, and L.4.4
3) Answers to every question. For the short answer questions a clear explanation is given to guide your discussion and grading of students’ work.
I hope you find this individual product useful with your classes! This is just one example of over 80 Common Core Informational Text passage and assessments I offer for Grades 3-9, both in individual format and in value-priced grade-level bundles. Help your kids practice close reading of non-fiction texts and nail down those standards! See below for links to these bundles or visit my TPT Store for a look at everything I offer. Thank you!
Common Core Informational Text Assessments: Grades 3-4
Common Core Informational Text Assessments: Grades 4-5
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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.