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Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Social Studies, Grade 5
Introduce students to a world of ideas, people, and events through these high-interest, social-studies reading passages. Each passage is part of a 3-page unit that includes 8 highlighted vocabulary words and 5 multiple-choice questions. The questions aim to dig deeper into students’ understanding of the reading material. Each set includes one question about main idea, one about a specific detail in the passage, and one that uses an analogy to assess comprehension and critical thinking. Other questions based on vocabulary, sequencing, and inference are included in various units. A vocabulary-based writing component is also included with each passage. The book ends with blank answer sheets, a full bibliography, and a complete answer key. Overall, this book is designed to help students improve in a multitude of areas, including reading, social studies, critical thinking, writing, and test taking. This resource is 144 pages in all. Books in this series available for Grades 1-6!
Each Unit Provides:
Introductory Key Words
A High-Interest Story
5 Test Questions
Sample Page 34
High-interest stories give students an up-close look at different people and events from history. These stories are written to engage students in a more immediate way than simple retellings of historical events. These passages help students connect to the material and the people affected by the historical event.
Sample Page 48
Before reading each passage, students are given a list of 8 vocabulary words integral to the story. Students are encouraged to practice spelling these words and to understand their meanings within the context of the story. They then are asked to create an original sentence that includes one of the words.
Sample Page 92
Purposefully written questions test students on more than simple recall of the passage’s information. Questions are based on such concepts as main idea, inference, analogies, and understanding vocabulary in context.
Publisher:Teacher Created Resources; Illustrated edition (June 1, 2007)
Item Weight:12.5 ounces
Dimensions:8.5 x 0.33 x 11 inches