Reading Passage: Marathon Kids

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Five questions—four multiple choice and one short answer—make up a worksheet that challenges scholars to read a brief informational text and show what they know about its main idea.    

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take pupils on a quick jog around the playground to warm-up their bodies and refresh their brains prior to assigning the worksheet 
  • Research famous marathon runners, share their information and pictures with the class to gain their interest 
  • Find out of any staff members run marathons, invite them to speak to your learners about their experience 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies—two pages or one double-sided
Pros

  • Text provided by clear, easy-to-read font 
  • Encourages children to become active
Cons

  • A dry, short reading passage may result in weak engagement 
Common Core