⭐️Paired printable and digital passages aligned to RI.5.6 includes 7 different collections of 14 articles to analyze multiple accounts of the same event. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Close readings are certified Lexile® with standard based questions, anchor chart, and skills focused test passages aligned to Common Core. Primary sources are included.
⭐️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 – 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 – 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.
★ Allison L. said, “Very engaging format where students have to underline/highlight the text evidence in different colors!”
★ Christina F. said, “Super engaging resource!”
★ Fortunate in 5th said, “Great resource and my kids enjoyed the stories.”
This product includes seven sets of passages from firsthand accounts of historical events. Each topic includes 2-4 accounts. Some of the primary resources may be more difficult to read due to time periods and people interviewed. **I have not modified the primary sources. Students may need more guidance reading these.**
1. Anchor Chart/Journal Page
2. Coal Mining
- Coal Mining Children- 790L
- Ann Eggley’s Testimony About Coal Mining- 620L
3. Women’s Rights
- Sojourner Truth on Women’s Rights- 790L
- Freedom or Death- 970L
- Women’s Rights are Human Rights- 960L
4. The Vilna Ghetto
- The Vilna Ghetto- 770L
- Jacob Gens Speech- 740L
5. The Stories of Immigrants
- Journey to America- 900L
6. Pearl Harbor
- The Attack on Pearl Harbor from the USS Arizona- 870L
- The Attack on Pearl Harbor form the Air- 970L
7. The Great San Francisco Earthquake
- The Dire Calamity and the Greater San Francisco- 870L
- Heroic San Francisco- 760L
- Fair Oaks, California May 15, 1906- 930L
- Excerpt from The Story of My Life- 970L
- Anne’s Letter to Sophia Hawkins- 820L
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