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Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Passages (Print & Digital)

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Looking for some new ways to practice nonfiction reading comprehension? These digital task cards feature short, high-interest original passages with accompanying questions that will engage your students as they review essential skills!

Each of the 5 included passages has 4 questions covering a variety of nonfiction comprehension and vocabulary skills. They are written approximately at a fourth grade level. Use these passages during a nonfiction unit or save them for your end-of-year test review!

You'll receive TWO versions of the passages and questions:

  • a digital, self-checking set of 20 task cards hosted on Boom Learning℠. These are completely online - no printing, cutting, or laminating! Students will practice TEI skills like drag-and-drop and selecting answer choices!
  • a multiple choice printable PDF with one passage per page - and BONUS questions on several since I had a little extra room! Answer keys are included.

Skills covered include:

  • explaining the author’s purpose
  • identifying the topic and main idea
  • using text features to predict and categorize information
  • summarizing supporting details
  • drawing conclusions and making simple inferences
  • distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • identifying cause and effect relationships
  • locating “right there” answers
  • using knowledge of context clues, synonyms, and root words and affixes

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Recommended Grade Levels: 4, 5

Number of Pages: 11

Number of Boom Cards: 20

Supported Standards: 2017 Reading SOL 4.4 and 4.6

What Teachers Are Saying:

"Gives me instant feedback for each student. An engaging assessment/review for nonfiction - thank you!" - D. F.

"This is an engaging and useful resource. The information paragraphs are short but interesting, and the questions help me get data on several goals. My students did not get bored due to long reading passages, and everyone was able to have several turns reading while everyone could answer (on paper or in the chat) at the same time." - Pat

About Boom Cards:

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