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Writing and Reading forms for identifying the theme of fictional or informational text. CCSS: R.6.2.1, W.6.2.1, RL.7.2.1, W.7.2.1 RL.8.2.1, W.8.2.1
A fact-filled three-page reading comprehension biography of the author of the Declaration of Independence is followed by 12 multiple choice questions, 5 questions requiring short written responses a longer essay question.
Read the short story, then use context clues to answer questions about the author's point of view. Six pages, with answers.
Common Core: ELA - RL5.6, RL4.6
This super-sized reading and writing unit introduces the basic categories of literary conflict (man vs. nature, etc.) and presents two summarized stories for students to analyze in terms of internal/external conflict. The unit incorporates vocabulary, critical thinking, and research. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3
This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts (and a word search!), as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2