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Build comprehension using these 6 nonfiction short passages about famous unexplained or unsolved historical mysteries, each featuring informational text and 4 multiple-choice questions on one page. Paragraph topics include the Belmez Faces, the Bermuda Triangle, the Dancing Plague, the Green Children, the Loch Ness Monster, and the SS Ourang Medan. The questions cover a variety of reading skills and are modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests. Great way to integrate reading and social studies!
Readability is in the 4th-5th grade range. Please check the preview to help you determine whether or not they would be suitable for your students. 3rd graders will need more teacher support with decoding and vocabulary. You can purchase with confidence, as I have 32 years of experience in preparing upper elementary students for standardized reading testing!
Here is what you get with this resource:
• Dance Fever informational text and questions (1 page)
• Dutch Ship of Doom informational text and questions (1 page)
• Emerald Orphans informational text and questions (1 page)
• Loch Shock informational text and questions (1 page)
• Traces of Faces informational text and questions (1 page)
• Triangle Tragedies informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)
• TOU & Credits (1 page)
These passages have fun titles! As an added critical thinking BONUS, have students explain why they think the title of each reading passage was chosen.
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