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Although designed as an assessment, consider using this resource as the basis for a lesson on reading comprehension strategies or as a practice exercise. The five multiple choice questions, based on a short passage about stock market investing, are followed by a richly detailed answer and explanation key. Groups could discuss strategies they used to answer the questions and then compare theirs to those suggested by the resource.
Prepare your classes for the impending state testing! Give each student the reading passage and questions, and then set the timer. Encourage them to use specific reading strategies to improve comprehension. They could start by reading the questions before beginning to read the passage.
The Iditarod Trail and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race are the focus of a comprehension assessment. Readers must identify the main idea of the passage, draw inferences, define words using context clues, and identify the organizational structure of the passage. Because the assessment includes a detailed answer key that explains how to determine the correct response, the resource could be used as a self-check or as the basis of a reading strategies lesson.
Frequent reading practice leads to increased fluency and reading comprehension. Help develop reading skills in your high schoolers with this reading passage and the questions that follow. The answer sheet is incredibly detailed; it highlights where one would find the answer in the text.
Here’s a reading comprehension assessment that will capture the interest of your learners. Stink bugs and the danger they pose to farmers is the subject of the passage, while the eight questions ask readers to infer, predict, summarize and recognize the structure of the article. Of particular value is the included answer sheet that details the strategies used to determine the correct response.
Why is an atlas called an atlas? Because it is named for the Greek Titan, Atlas, of course. Young readers learn all about Atlas and atlases in a short passage used as the basis of a reading comprehension exercise. After responding to four multiple choice questions, readers can examine the included answer sheet to check their work and learn about strategies they can use on future reading comprehension assessments.
Whether used as a reading comprehension assessment, as the basis of a mini-lesson on reading strategies, or as extra practice, this exercise will prove to be valuable because of the answers and explanation key that accompanies the worksheet. The key explains in detail which response is correct, why the other foils can not be considered, and the strategies employed to determine the correct answer. The subject matter of the passage, the destruction caused by mountain removal mining, will engage even reluctant readers.
Whether you use this reading comprehension learning exercise as the basis for a short lesson on comprehension strategies or for additional practice, the passage about tricky octopi is sure to engage the interest of your young scientists. The attached answer sheet provides a detailed explanation for the strategies used to determine the correct response.
Read this selection about "food deserts," places where high poverty rates limit access to healthy foods with your class. Six multiple choice questions on comprehension, inferences, vocabulary, and citing the text follow the selection and support accurate reading and discussion. Thorough explanations of each correct answer are included. A terrific resource, both for the topic of health and nutrition, and for informational text comprehension practice and test prep.
Need a quick but comprehensive reading strategies exercise? Even your most reluctant readers will be engaged by the story of a nuclear reactor explosion at a top-secret Idaho base. After reading the short passage, learners answer nine multiple choice questions. The answer sheet includes detailed explanations of the strategies used to determine the correct response, which models how to approach reading assessments. Use the worksheet as in-class practice or for homework.
Who says reading comprehension exercises can't be fun? Your readers will be engaged with the short story about witch doctor spells that provides the text and the included answer sheet dispells any mystery as to the correct answer. The worksheet would make a great mini-lesson or take-home practice.
Introduce your readers to informative, non-fiction texts and how to read them successfully. No pictures or practice opportunities are provided, but you could compile a packet of examples to use as your class reads through the presentation. Great information is provided here!
“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same. . .” After concluding Fever 1793 class members engage in a reading strategy that asks them to connect their thoughts about the self-reliance theme in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel with Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If.” Step-by-step directions for the fishbowl discussion and discussion questions are included.
Readers are presented with a list of three questions and asked to actively listen to a story or article to answer them. They verbally answer the questions to learn the strategy. Next, read a story to them or have them silently read a story and then articulate the main idea. They should be able to support their responses when questioned.
Get ready to read with your class. Together you'll read the book Who's at the Door? They identify story elements, time language, and complete modeled writing experiences that extend the book. This single shared reading and writing lesson spans one week, which makes it easy to fit into a busy schedule.
Young writers observe and demonstrate a variety of reading strategies for reading with expression. As a class they read sentences and discuss and identify the appropriate punctuation. Everyone reads the book What Will the Seal Eat? and identifies the appropriate punctuation needed for sentences from the story.