Improve reading comprehension in your classroom with our differentiated close reading passages and questions. This pack includes four Grade Four and Grade Five (Year Five and Six) informational/non-fiction passages with six pages of engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order-thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, as independent work, or as homework tasks.
This resource combines the following resources:
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go informational texts and engaging higher order thinking questions.
This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create).
Students are also exposed to a range of graphic organizers to arrange their new knowledge. Examples are provided for you as an extra teaching resource.
An added bonus of these activities is that they also incorporate writing skills. Research shows that reading and writing skills improve when they are integrated.
In this pack you will receive:
1. Four texts - all with an extended and scaffold version:
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
3. Three Graphic Organizer Examples
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions
5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom
6. Close Reading bookmarks
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