"The Traveling Minstrel: A Close Read for 4th-6th Grade" is a close reading passage and questions designed to supplement studies of the Middle Ages, including the 4th grade Common Core Unit 6: Literary Heroes. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The reading passage is written on a 5.5 Flesh-Kincaid Reading Level. Within the passage, a young man remembers his first encounter with a traveling minstrel while on pilgrimage, and how this has changed his life.
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Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here. The seven questions range from basic knowledge to inference.
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The Traveling Minstrel: A Close Read for 4th-6th Grade
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