5th Grade Literature Reading Comprehension Passages
Engage your students with high-interest reading comprehension passages designed for every 5th Grade LITERACY STANDARD. Each lengthy passage is written with 3 differentiated reading levels with or without a dyslexic font to meet the needs of all your students. They are perfect for CLOSE READING. The full-page passage provides students with a complete narrative, drama or poem to answer the questions effectively. The levels of differentiation range from 600-1050 for Grades 4-7.
The questions were formulated in a STEP-BY-STEP process. There are 10 multiple choice questions in the form of TASK CARDS or a worksheet. These questions were designed for students to get familiar with the text with some deeper-level questions mixed in. Then there are 10 rigorous open-ended questions specifically designed for text-dependent analysis so students can think critically and question their assumptions.
This resource is perfect for any classroom that has students ranging from 4th Grade- 7th Grade reading levels.
What is included?
★ Reading Comprehension Passages: There are 20 full-page passages with 3 Levels of Differentiation- Total of 60 Passages. There are 2 passages per Common Core Standard with the standard written on the page.
★ Dyslexia Version: All of the passages have a dyslexia-friendly font. This is ideal for differentiating for your Dyslexic learners. The font is called Open Dyslexic. Although there is no research behind it as far as fluency or comprehension, I include it for a preference. Some kids will automatically choose it and say they can read it better. My thought is this, if it can help one child, then it is a win! There are actual books written in the font, like the Hank series by Henry Winkler. Interesting!
★ Step 1 Questions- Multiple Choice: For each passage, there are multiple choice questions in the form of a worksheet or task cards. They are perfect for centers and group work.
★ Step 2 Questions- Open-Ended: There are 10 questions per passage that work for all 3 reading levels. The last question is a text-dependent analysis prompt. There are 2 Formats of Open-Ended Questions. There is a 2-page version with lines and a 1-page version without lines (These are great for writing answers on a separate piece of paper or in a notebook.)
★ Teacher Version: This version includes all 3 student versions, teacher notes, and answer keys.
★ 3 Student Versions: There are 3 levels of passages. For each level, there is a student PDF file that can be sent to the students. The questions are included.
★ Answer Keys: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE TEACHER EDITION! ANSWER KEYS AREN’T INCLUDED IN THE STUDENT LEVELED FILES. For each open-ended answer key, teachers will know which questions are directly related to the standard. The answers that are bold-faced are related to the standard.
What focus skills are covered?
CCSS 1: Quote Analysis from Text
CCSS 2: Theme/Summarize
CCSS 3: Compare and Contrast (Characters/Plot/Setting/Events)
CCSS 4: Words and Phrases (Figurative Language)
CCSS 5: Explaining Structure of the Text (Meaning, Tone, Beauty of Text)
CCSS 6: Point of View
CCSS 7: Analyzing Visuals
No Standard 8 in fifth grade
CCSS 9: Compare and Contrast (Stories in the same genre)
CCSS 10: Comprehending Literature
What other skills are found in the questions?
✓ Main Idea
✓ Character Development
✓ Text Evidence
✓ Text Connections
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