Scientific Historical Technical Texts
⭐️These 15 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing RI.4.10 & RI.5.10. 4th and 5th-grade students learn to read and comprehend scientific, historical, and technical texts, including history, social studies, science, and technical texts. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching and enforcing these skills.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two 4th and 5th grade comprehend informational text skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth 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 15 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 original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
❤ Kimberly G. said, “The texts in this purchase are wonderful resources to use when teaching this concept! They are rigorous and grade level appropriate text. I will use this again and again. Thank you.”
❤ Stephanie S. said, “Great for small group, morning work, warm ups or independent practice.”
❤ Krista P. said, “I think I’ve used every passage in this resource this year. I highly recommend this for a 4th grade class!”
- Scientific Texts Anchor Chart & Journal Page
- The Solar System- 790L
- Water All Around- 820L
- Black Widow Spiders- 880L
- Newton’s Laws of Motion- 970L
- Historical Texts Anchor Chart & Journal Page
- Harriet Tubman- 790L
- The Roswell Mystery- 820L
- The Great Wall of China- 940L
- The Salem Witch Trials- 940L
- Technical Texts Anchor Chart & Journal Page
- How to Plant a Seed- 850L
- What Happens When We Burp?- 830L
- Which Way Does the Wind Blow?- 930L
- Radio-Controlled Toys- 980L
- Thunder and Lightning- 790L
- Laura Ingalls Wilder- 810L
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