⭐️This collection of 15 digital and printable poems, plays, and Lexile® measured stories with questions aligned to RL.4.5 & RL.5.5 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing literature structure skills for 4th & 5th grade. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. 4th & 5th-grade students learn to recognize and explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall text structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. Helps the fourth and fifth graders explain the major difference in the structure of the literary text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching literature structure skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and three 4th & 5th-grade literature structure skills-focused tests. 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 5 stories 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 adapted and custom content with high-quality photographs and illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
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1. Text Structure in Stories Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Practice Stories & Question Sets
- Unique- 740L
- The Adventures of Faline- 740L
- Sleep In, Beauty- 970L
- Brenna’s Switch- 1020L
3. Text Structure in Plays Anchor Chart & Journal Page
4. Practice Plays & Question Sets
- Camp Roar
- The Royal Party Pitch
- The Wishing Well near Saint Kitty’s
- The Great Land of the Dragons
5. Text Structure in Poems Anchor Chart & Journal Page
6. Practice Poems & Question Sets
- Summer Shower by Emily Dickinson
- A Poison Tree by William Blake
- Jack Frost by Gabriel Setoun
- The Night Wind by Eugene Fiel
7. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Story: Not Quite an Average Day- 740L
- Play: The Circus War
- Poem: Brother and Sister by Lewis Carroll
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This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.
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