These week-long activities alternate between fiction and non-fiction texts about back to school and August themes, as well as Science and History topics. Written on 5th grade reading levels, these passages are perfect for daily morning work or homework.
Great for standardized test prep, these passages have the feel and re-reading of a close read with more structure. Questions are grouped by type so that students focus on one main skill a day. Simply print, hand out to students, and have them complete one activity each day. Each page should take between 10 and 15 minutes to answer, plus about 5 minutes for reading or re-reading the passage.
Each week, the student is presented with a new passage that they will work with for the whole week. Each week follows the same general format:
Monday - students read the passage and answer questions about main idea, theme, and the general form of the text.
Tuesday - students re-read the passage and answer multiple choice, standardized-test styled questions.
Wednesday - students re-read the passage and answer character or setting questions about the text, or specific History, Science, or other related questions for the non-fiction texts.
Thursday - students re-read the passage and answer GUM (Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics) and text structure questions.
Friday - students re-read the passage and answer short-answer, written response questions about the text.
This month's topics:
Fiction - Back to School
Non-Fiction - History of School Busses
Fiction - The Stray
Non-Fiction - Phases of the Moon
Want to know more before you buy? Check out the first full week in my Back to School 1-week FREEIBE!
All passages and questions are in American English.
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