Paired passages are an important part of standardized testing. Helping students respond to a set of related texts builds a lot of reading comprehension skills as well. Use this free download to provide a guided example of a set of short texts as well as an example response. The response is structured using the RACE Strategy for citing a text. You can have your students write their own practice response before reading the exemplar as an option as well.
This strategy is a great scaffold for difficult informational texts. I like to pair it with high interest Scholastic magazine articles. However, it can be used with any non-fiction text.
Text structure is a topic that kids can struggle to master. Use this one page worksheet as a short assessment or review.
Students can plan a five paragraph argumentative essay using this free graphic organizer. Alternatively, show them an existing argumentative essay and have students break it down on the worksheet!
This freebie is a great way to break up instruction and have some fun. Challenge your students to name as many of these classic novels as they can!
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