This set contains 3 high-interest reading passages (2 non-fiction and 1 fiction). They are loosely aligned with the Virginia Studies curriculum (VS.2d-g: Virginia's American Indians), but do not necessarily explicitly reinforce concepts from those standards. Each passage includes 3-5 questions related to one or two reading skills; some passages also include vocabulary work. The passages are written at approximately a DRA 34 level (non-fiction) and DRA 30 level (fiction).
Note: This resource is different from my Virginia Studies and Reading SOL-aligned informational text series. Those are available here
Skills covered in this set include:
SOL 4.4b: use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones
SOL 4.4c: use word-reference materials
SOL 4.5e: identify the problem and solution (students will infer the solution)
SOL 4.5i: make, confirm, or revise predictions
SOL 4.6c: explain the author’s purpose
SOL 4.6e: summarize supporting details
SOL 4.6h: distinguish between fact and opinion
I suggest assigning these passages weekly for homework, but feel free to use them however you like (i.e., morning work, guided reading group practice, etc.)!
Some of the questions are subjective; answer keys are provided where applicable.
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Interested in more reading passages like these? You might like:
Geography of Virginia Reading Passages and Questions (VS.2a-c)
Colonial Virginia Reading Passages and Questions (VS.4)