A Leaping Birthday

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What's the problem with being born on February 29th? You would only have a birthday every four years! Fifth graders read a story about a young girl who had her first birthday four years after she was born. Then they answer five questions based on what they read about the leap year.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct research on why leap years occur in order to make the passage relevant to readers
  • Use the reading passage during a leap year lesson or activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners are familiar with the elements of plot
  • Passage is Lexile® 730L reading level
Pros

  • Comes with an answer key
  • Creates a problem/solution scenario from a leap year birthday
Cons

  • None
Common Core