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Monday, November 19, 2012

Common Core Reading Passages: Author's Purpose | Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Author's Purpose Reading Passages | Common Core ELA reading passages with reading comprehension questions.  Use the reading passages, lessons, student study guides, test, and free teacher resources below to prepare students or the transition to the Common core state standards.

The free pdf. docs listed are a great tool for all teachers in any grade to teach Author's Purpose.

Author’s Purpose, Point of View and Tone
Author's Purpose Reading Comprehension
Reading Strategies Authors Purpose
Author's Purpose Parent Materials
A STUDY GUIDE FOR: AUTHOR’S PURPOSE & PERSPECTIVE
Author's Purpose Guild and Lesson Plans
Text Features and Author's Purpose
What’s the Author’s Purpose? PosterWhat is the Tone of the Author's Work
Author's Purpose and Tone of Voice
Authors Purpose : Making Judgments Authors Purpose Language Frames

CCSS Testing Vocabulary

Best Reading Comprehension and Test Prep Close Reading Strategies!

ONE PAGE CRITICAL THINKING PASSAGES ALIGNED TO the COMMON CORE
 from Depaul University  http://teacher.depaul.edu More Resources 

Grade Level Fiction Passages 
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level
Little Pink Riding Hood English / Spanish 
Little Pink Riding Hood English / Spanish 

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level
 After the Chicago Fire sequence and summarize 
American Explorers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Block Clubs infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Captain's Job infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Changes identify and support the main idea in nonfiction texts
Chicago Fire sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The First Flyers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Grant Park write an extended response about a nonfiction reading 
Learn about Ghana infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Letter to the Mayor evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
A New Park evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Pigeon Creek infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pioneer Families infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Read to Learn about Symbols, Maps, and Art evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Saving Your Family's Energy Dollar infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix summarize a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 


4th Grade Reading Level
A New Day  Realistic Fiction about the Election of Barack Obama and Civil Rights
A Proud Flight   The story of Icarus

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
4th Grade Reading Level
 Traveling West evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
 Breaking the Food Chain infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Changer, Jane Addams infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago High Schools evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish 
City Government infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Learn about Egypt infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Football Team identify the main idea 
A Garden in Lawndale evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea (4th grade reading level)
Illinois Pioneers and Prairies infer while reading a history 
Learning about the Solar System identify the main idea of a passage, write an extended response about a nonfiction passage 
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen, A Community Changes identify causes and effects 
Plants and Places infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Changes identify an author's purpose, write an extended response 
Prairie Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questions analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Space Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix infer and support the main idea of a passage
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Workers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Working at the Television Station evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Working Tools of Insects infer and support the main idea of a passage 

5th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg  historical fiction

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
5th Grade Reading Level
 American Explorers infer and support the main idea of a passage
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Better Living in Chicago: Jane Addams restate a situation presented in text; write to communicate about a situation (5th grade reading level)
Chicago Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Fire infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I can infer the author's purpose 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
From Many Places evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about Ethiopia  infer and support the main idea of a passage )
How Have Students Made Community Progress? analyze a problem and solution in a text, identify and support the main idea 
Prairie Keepers analyze information in a nonfiction text
Public Transportation evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about City Systems evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about Elections evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Recycle Center evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Reversing the Chicago River identify cause-effect relations and infer predictions 
Seasons on the Prairie analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Valley Forge infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Who Am I sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 

6th Grade Reading Level
Community Progress    realistic fiction about a mural
A Good Student realistic fiction about starting high school
His First Dollar historical fiction about Abraham Lincoln

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
6th Grade Reading Level
Before Chicago infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Zambia infer and support the main idea of a passage
Nutrition Lesson evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Plants and Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Settlement analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Traveling West infer and support the main idea of a passage 

7th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg historical fiction about an event showing Columbus as a smart person
A Good Student  realistic fiction about starting high school

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
7th Grade Reading Level
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Kenya infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learning about the Solar System infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen--A Community Changes identify causes and effects
Prairie Keepers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 

8th-10th Grade Reading Level


Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
8th-10th Grade Reading Level
 An African Heritage in Chicago identify and support the main idea in a nonfiction passage 
Bold Plans, Big Dreams, City Progress identify and support the theme of a text  
Changing the Ecosystem infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago is a City of Possibilities: Deval Patrick, Leader for Chicago analyze a text and write an extended response based on it 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Physical Therapists evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about South Africa evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Maintaining Cultural Continuity infer and support the main idea of a passage 
New Leadership analyze a speech 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
What is Your Own Big Plan? (Barack Obama speech) analyze a text and respond to the issues it presents, write an extended response to a persuasive text 
What Values Have Shaped Chicago? identify the main idea of a passage  
Why is Community Service Important? identify the main idea and supporting information 
Chicago High Schools infer predictions 
Chicago Legacy: DuSable's Choices and Changes  infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 



Common Core Released Reading Test: Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

Common Core ELA reading released test with reading comprehension test questions and answers keys. Use the Common Core released ELA READING test and student study guides, students reading test answer samples, and free teacher resources below to prepare students for the 2016 Common Core reading ELA test.

** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grade 3 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 03 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set


*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 4-5 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics

Grade 04 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA -M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set


*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 4-5 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 05 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set
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*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 06 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set


*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics

Grade 07 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - M/L Informational Set - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 07 Math - EOY - Alignment Document
Grade 07 Math - EOY - Item Set
Grade 07 Math - EOY - Key
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Alignment Document
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Item Set
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Key
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Resources - Item 11 - VF650458
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF560696
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M20592
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - M21521
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF654249


Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - H030360
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - M21894


*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics

Grade 08 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set


** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 09 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set


*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 10 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set


*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 11 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set


2015 Grade 3 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 4 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.71 MB)
2015 Grade 5 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.14 MB)
2015 Grade 6 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.75 MB)
2015 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (4.34 MB)
2015 Grade 8 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.06 MB)
2015 Grade 3 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.78 MB)
2015 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.53 MB)
2015 Grade 5 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 6 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 7 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.8 MB)

Example of the Reading Comprehension trait from the grades 6-11 rubric:

• Reading Comprehension of Key Ideas and Details:

■ Score Point 4 ● The student response demonstrates full comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and inferentially by providing an accurate analysis and supporting the analysis with effective and convincing textual evidence.

■ Score Point 3 ● The student response demonstrates comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and/ or inferentially by providing a mostly accurate analysis, and supporting the analysis with adequate textual evidence.

■ Score Point 2 ● The student response demosntrates basic comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and/or inferentially by providing a generally accurate analysis and supporting the analysis with basic textual evidence. ■ Score Point 1 ● The student response demonstrates limited comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and/or inferentially by providing a minimally accurate analysis and supporting the analysis with limited textual evidence.

■ Score Point 0 ● The student response demonstrates no comprehension of ideas by providing inaccurate or no analysis and little to no textual evidence

End of Grade Reading Passage Test | Use the EOC Test at One Grade Above to Meet the Common Core Higher Lexile Reading Passage Levels

 Common Core Sample Questions - Grade 8 Mathematics

CCSS INTENSIVE READING SKILLS WORKBOOK IDEA?

HOT READING SKILLS NONWORKBOOKs (FREE Open Source Reading Resources)

Prepare your students with intensive DOK level 3 and 4 two-step reading comprehension questions, targeted word studyrigorous word analysis, skills-building daily reading comprehension practice that students need to pass demanding standards-based reading assessments. Each HOT/BOSS READING SKILLS workbook will include more than 40 fun intensive reading lessons.

Sample Cover of a Monthly Read and Respons workbook that I would like to develop.

Intensive Reading Lessons!
 
  • Reading Comprehension questions: One‐Part Hot Text, Multiple Choice, Open Response, Multi‐Select, Evidence‐Based Selected Response, Two‐Part Hot Text,  Editing Task Questions, Technology Enhanced Constructed Response (TECR), Grid Select, Prose Constructed Response (PCR), and ELA-Applied Skills: ConstructedResponse, and Extended-Response. 
  • Weekly/Biweekly Word Study Games 
  • Weekly/Biweekly Socratic Seminars 
  • Weekly/Biweekly Latin and Greek Roots and Affixes HOT Sheets
  • Weekly/Biweekly Reading Game Cards: Tier 2 and 3 Academic Reading Vocabulary 
  • Daily Reading Fluency Passages: Socratic Seminare STEM questions included
  • Weekly/Biweekly Cornel Notes Word Analysis Journal Pages 
  • Weekly Fiction Literary Elements Hide and Seek Game 
  • Bimonthly Nonfiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt
  • Daily Tier 2 and 3 ELA Reading Glossaries Word Match Game
  • Weekly/Biweekly FUN, Silly, Foolish and Ingaging Reading Passages 
  • Daily Read and Response Reading Logs
  • Bimonthly Standards-Based Reading Comprehension Assessments 

Draft Non-Fiction Close Reading Test Passages: NEEDS EDITING! PLEASE HELP!
  1. 13-year-old Dutch girl, Laura Dekker sails Around the World
  2. Are Dogs Really Man’s Best Friend?
  3. Can you Win Arguments with Your Parents with Facts?
  4. Captain James Cook Mini Biography
  5. Claude Monet French Impressionist Painter
  6. College Knowledge: What do you need to know to succeed in college?
  7. Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects
  8. Eating Insects Is Common Around the World
  9. Extraordinary Astronomical Observatories of the World
  10. Getting Organized with Checklist
  11. How can we save the Honey Bee?
  12. How do Vaccines work?
  13. How to Start Your Own Business
  14. Is Clutter and Mess Really Best for Creativity?
  15. Living on the International Space Station
  16. Man’s Future Missions to Mars
  17. Mary Shelley an English novelist: Frankenstein
  18. Mary Stevenson Cassatt an American Painter
  19. Mini Benjamin Franklin Biography
  20. Mini Biography Astronaut Sally Ride
  21. Motivation Using Fear or Reason
  22. Norse explorer Leif Erikson Explores America 500 years before Columbus
  23. Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  24. RECYCLING FACTS & STATISTICS
  25. Renewable Resources, Wind Solar and Hydroelectric: FACTS & STATISTICS
  26. Sherlock Holmes: Man or mystery?
  27. The Baja 500 off-road race
  28. The Future of High Speed Trains
  29. The history of ice cream
  30. The History of the Taj Mahal
  31. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  32. The Story of the Titans
  33. The Truth about Pirates
  34. What is your carbon footprint?
  35. The History of the Taj Mahal
  36. What will happen if a giant comet hits the Earth?
  37. Who was Socrates?
  38. Why aren’t there more female engineers?
  39. Why We Crave Junk Food: Sugar and Fat?
  40. Will California Survive the Great Drought?
  41. A History of the Hanseatic League
  42. A Short History of the Battle Axe
  43. A Short History of the Cross Bow
  44. A Short History of the Dagger
  45. Child Labour and your Electronics
  46. Child Slavery and your Chocolate Bar
  47. Crocodile & Alligator Differences
  48. Top 10-15 scientists who changed the world: Marie Curie
  49. Myth vs. Fact Ancient Aliens Created the Nazca Lines
  50. Myth vs. Fact the Abominable Snowman
  51. Myth vs. Fact the Roswell Aliens
  52. Myth vs. Fact the Voodoo Zombies
  53. Neil Alden Armstrong the first person to walk on the Moon
  54. The Sonoran Desert Flora and Fauna
  55. Timeline of female labor and education in the early history of the US
  56. What is Project Based Learning?

  57. Coming Soon PAIRED READING PASSAGES WITH EBSR! 

    Top 10 Future Professions: 
    Data Scientist/Engineer (Machine Learning)
    Mechanical Engineer
    Physician.
    Physical Therapist.
    Civil Engineer.
    Information Security Analyst (Internet)
    Computer App Developer.
    Website Designer
    Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    Database Administrator

    Science Articles: 
    Coastal Estuarine Food Chain/Web
    Tidepool Flora and Fauna
    Kelp Forest Ecosystems
    Coral Reef Systems: Great Barrier Reef
    Renewable Energy Resources Wind Turbine
    Renewable Energy Resources Solar Power
    Arizona Sky Islands Ecosystems
    Australia’s Uluru | Northern Territory
    Natural Phenomena: Earthquakes
    Natural Phenomena: Tsunamis
    Critically Endangered Species: Vaquita
    Critically Endangered Species: White Rhino
    Wilderness Medicine: Outdoor First Aide Essentials
    Medicinal plants
    Physical Phenomena: Electricity
    Physical Phenomena: Magnetism
    Natural Phenomena: Precipitation and The Hydrologic cycle
    Natural Phenomena: Weather and Lightning
    Earth-friendly Diet
    The Sugar Diet: Sugar Addiction

    Inspirational People:
    Anne Frank
    Joan of Arc
    Albert Einstein
    Stephen Hawking
    Nikola Tesla
    Thomas Edison
    World at War: Winston Churchill
    World at War: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Benjamin Franklin
    Thomas Jefferson

      Fiction Close Reading Passages
COMMON CORE Annotated Test Questions
Grade 8 Mathematics Annotated 2013 State Test Questions
Full Lesson Plans from Readworks.org


More Units 
LESSONS & UNITS: AUTHOR'S PURPOSE 2ND GRADE UNIT LESSONS & UNITS: AUTHOR'S PURPOSE 3RD GRADE UNIT
LESSONS & UNITS: AUTHOR'S PURPOSE 4TH GRADE UNIT

Quick Over of Author's Purpose From the Florida Department of Education. 

Definition:
Author’s Purpose is the reason why the text was written. There are four main purposes to an author’s passage.

To: 1.Persuade 2. Inform 3. Entertain 4. Explain
Author’s Purpose: To Persuade
• It’s the author’s goal to persuade the reader to agree with the author’s opinion.
• Even though the author shares his opinion, he may provide facts or examples to support the opinion.
• Examples: advertisements, commercials, newspaper editorial, etc.

Author's Purpose: To Inform
• It’s the author’s goal to enlighten the reader with topics that are usually real or contain facts.
• Facts are used to teach, not to persuade.
• Examples: textbooks, cookbooks, newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.

Author’s Purpose: To Entertain
• It is the author’s goal to simply entertain; provide enjoyment for the reader
Author’s Purpose: To Explain
• It is the author’s goal to tell a story or describe real or imaginary characters, places, and events
• Examples: poems, stories, plays, comic strips, etc.

Author’s Purpose Quiz
Aut hors Purpose Quiz Extended Response

Author’s Purpose: Question Stems

• What was the author’s purpose in writing this article/passage?
• What does the author mean when he/she writes “____________________”?
• Why did the author write this article?
• Which statement best describes what the author thinks?
• What is the author’s attitude towards ________ in this article?
• What kind of article did the author write?
• The author wants the reader to think ______________.
• Which feature of ________ does the author most value?
• The author/narrator could most likely agree with which statement?
• Why does the author describe _______ in such detail?

The passages are a great review before standardized testing.
  1. Author's Purpose - A Very Important Day Grade 4
  2. Author's Purpose - Blue Willow Grade 4
  3. Author's Purpose - Frindle  Grade 5
  4. Author's Purpose - Little by Little Grade 5
  5. Author's Purpose - The Crowded House  Grade 3
  6. Author's Purpose - The Down and Up Fall Grade 4
  7. Author's Purpose - Turtle Bay Grade 3
  8. Author's Purpose - Wild Shots, They're My Life Grade 3

6 comments:

  1. This is GREAT!!! It is so hard to find organized open source reading passages! Thank you

    If you know of other material I could use let me know!

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  2. I have looked high and low for a comprehensive site like this. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge.

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  3. I am having trouble opening the passages at the end that you state are great review before standardized testing. Any way you could help? Thanks!

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    1. The test tutor pages are only available online with the latest Adobe flash! I use them as a Smart board activity or learning station at my two student computers. I got on today and they work fine?

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  4. I cannot thank you enough for posting such a wonderful, organized practice site for reading. My students next year will have this assigned to them during center work, I already have it correlated with the lessons I am teaching. Any and all students will get extra practice throughout the year and I can individualize each student as needed! Again, sincerely thank you!!

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  5. Thank you so much for these invaluable resources.

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Thank you!