Voyager I Differentiated Reading Passage, September 5

Voyager I Differentiated Reading Passage, September 5
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September 5, 1977 the Voyager I space probe was launched. Read about the history of Voyager I and use the questions in standardized test format to check comprehension and help students prepare for high-stakes testing. Each passage contains these types of questions.

 Main idea

 Vocabulary

 Organizational patterns

 Inference

 Summarizing

Nonfiction passages are based on an event which occurred on this day in history.

This passage is completely stand alone and appropriate for any day of the year. Mix and match by purchasing the topics you want or save with monthly bundles and give your students daily opportunities to develop background knowledge and improve their comprehension.

Passages have been evaluated using a minimum of 5 different readability formulas. The first passage is the most challenging, with an average reading level of 9th-10th grade. The second passage has an average readability of 8th grade. The third passage averages a 6th-7th grade level. With teacher introduction and background information, the passages have been used successfully with younger readers.

One subject for the class with differentiated passages allows the teacher to discuss, develop background knowledge, show a video clip or engage the full class yet provide for individual differences.

Students and teachers using multiple passages can assess student progress. Diagnostic charting shows teachers and students patterns of errors with main idea, vocabulary, organizational patterns, inference, and summarization. Compiling data is easy and motivating with student completed charts.

Included in the lesson:

➢ A nonfiction passage written at three different grade levels

➢ Questions over the passage for each level.

➢ An answer key

➢ A chart to monitor progress and collect data in the five assessed areas (main idea, vocabulary, organizational patterns, inference, and summarizing)

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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