This is a biographical passage and assessment on Wilma Rudolph, the famous African American Olympic champion. It focuses in on her three gold medal victories at the 1960 Olympic Games, which were all the more remarkable given her illness as a child that made her unable to walk much of the time. It was written specifically for Grade 3-4 reading levels and can be used in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc).
Informational passages and assessments that are close-reading ready, lengthy and engaging, and aligned with Common Core Standards are an important aspect of many elementary school ELA programs. This product is sold as an example of what I offer to meet this resource need and is not part of any bundled collection offered in my store.
This resource includes:
1) An interesting 850-word biographical passage called “Gold for Wilma!” The passage tells the early life story of Wilma Rudolph, the great American Olympic champion of the 1960 Summer Games. Flesch Kincaid Reading Level = 3.4
2) A set of 21 questions, including vocabulary, comprehension, and inferential work, written to align with these Common Core Informational Text Standards: RI.3.1, RI.3.7, and RI.4.4.
3) Answers to every question. For the three written questions a clear explanation is given to guide your discussion and grading of students’ work.
I hope you find this individual product useful with your classes! This is just one example of over 100 Common Core Informational Text passage and assessments I offer for Grades 3-9, both in individual format and in value-priced grade-level bundles. Help your kids practice close reading of non-fiction texts and nail down those standards! See below for links to these bundles or visit my TPT Store for a look at everything I offer. Thank you!
Common Core Informational Text Assessments: Grades 3-4
Common Core Informational Text Assessments: Grades 4-5
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Any claims of correlation or alignment to the Common Core State Standards are solely those of Mark Aaron and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA. Mark Aaron is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.