Compare & Contrast Topics from Different POV RI.5.6 – Reading Passages for RI5.6

Compare & Contrast Topics from Different POV RI.5.6 – Reading Passages for RI5.6



⭐️These 14 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages are paired in 8 sets. Perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 5th grade compare and contrast RI.5.6 skills. Students learn how to compare and contrast multiple accounts or points of view on the same topic. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching  RI.5.6 compare and contrast skills in your 4th grade or 5th grade class.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth grade and fifth-grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.


⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.



✏️Lexile Levels – All 14 passages include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).


✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color-coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard-based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains engaging accounts and original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Hart G. said, “This has great short stories, and it provides lessons for a standard that may be difficult to teach.

★ Nicole N said, “These were great standards based lessons/assessments. They really challenged my students.

★ Julie Y. said, “Excellent resource! Very complete and well organized!


What’s Included:

This product includes seven sets of passages from firsthand accounts of historical events. Each topic includes two varying points of view.

1. Compare & Contrast Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Paired Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Letters on School During Summer- 800L, 830L
  • Adorable Adoptions- 970L / Dependable Breeders- 800L
  • Paying Students for Grades- 870L / Setting Students Ip for Success- 860L
  • Don’t Skip the Meat- 760L / Skip the Meat- 860L
  • Animals in the Circus- 940L / Mistreatment of Circus animals- 970L
  • Salary Caps are Beneficial- 900L / Salary Caps are Detrimental- 900L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Learning Beyond the School Day- 880L / Academics During School- 880L


*This product covers comparing and contrasting topics. See below for product on comparing and contrasting events.


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