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Featuring a differentiated close reading comprehension passage with two short answer questions all designed to engage your students with a high-interest, standards-based nonfiction text.
Included in this packet are two versions of a reading passage written for multiple reading levels ranging from 520L to 820L. The questions are the same for each reading level text so all of your students can be engaged with the material at the same time.
The informational text featured is about a few special white house birthday cakes, with a short story about First Lady Nancy Reagan surprising her husband President Ronald Reagan with a birthday cake during a press conference. It addresses the reading strategy skill: Ask & Answer Questions for the Reading Informational Text State Standard (Common Core Aligned) appropriate for third and fourth grade readers.