If your students are like mine, they love reading about colonial history! This set of high-interest reading passages is a great way to fit in social studies content while also reinforcing essential reading skills. Students can read about topics related to life in colonial Virginia and answer corresponding questions.
4 passages are included (3 nonfiction and 1 fiction). The passages are written approximately at a fourth grade level.
Each passage includes 4 questions related to one or two reading skills (either a review from 3rd grade or a new skill in 4th grade), as well as vocabulary work.
Skills covered in this set include:
use context clues to clarify word meanings
use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones
use word-reference materials
use vocabulary from other content areas
identify the conflict and resolution
draw conclusions/make inferences
identify cause and effect relationships
summarize supporting details
distinguish between fact and opinion
use text features to predict and categorize information
identify the main idea
use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension
I suggest assigning these passages weekly for homework, but feel free to use them however you like (i.e., morning work, guided reading group practice, etc.)!
Some of the questions are subjective; answer keys are provided where applicable.
Recommended Grade Levels: 4, 5
Number of Pages: 8
What Teachers Are Saying:
"LOVE this resource!! It was perfect to use during social studies and/or during reading and practice different skills!" - Jordyn
"Great comprehensive reading skills practice. I used it with my 4th graders who are studying Virginia History." - L. L.