Florida’s Environment: How do people affect Florida’s environment? Paired Passages & Informative/Explanatory Writing – Digital & PDF
This is a set of three leveled paired passages or texts with multiple choice and short answer or response comprehension questions, as well as an extended writing prompt. The included texts are non-fiction.
These texts can be used as:
social studies lessons
paired passages with an extended writing piece.
The extended writing prompt provided is for informational/explanatory writing.
Targeted reading levels are 4th – 6th grades (Lexile low-700s – mid-900s).
This resource is included in both PDF and digital (Google slides) formats. The digital copies are included in both a whole file format and broken into individual pieces to make it easier for teachers to assign the pieces in an online platform.
This product is designed to help students practice for state reading and writing tests such as FSA or MACS.
Teachers can choose how to use this product. The three leveled texts can be used together for paired passages or could be used separately.
In order to differentiate, the leveled passages are provided at three different reading levels:
Level A – Low, 4th Grade
Level B – Medium, 5th Grade
Level C – High, 6th Grade
What is included in this product?
The Everglades: An Endangered Habitat Passage – in 3 levels
Ecotourism: Everyone Wins! Passage – in 3 levels
Florida’s Decreasing Water Supply Passage – in 3 levels
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for the The Everglades: An Endangered Habitat Passage
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for Ecotourism: Everyone Wins! Passage
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for Florida’s Decreasing Water Supply Passage
Answer Key for all questions
Florida’s Environment Extended Writing Response – to be used one – three passages.
Standards Covered by this Product
Testing Cover Page
Testing Bubble/Answer Sheet
Informative Writing Rubric
Final Essay Blank Writing Paper
Digital copies of everything in Google slides.
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Do you need a writing center?
If you are looking for help teaching paired passages, please see my writing center. This product discusses how to teach and organize evidence-based writing.
Paired Passages Writing Center: Citing Text Evidence Bundle Grades 4, 5, & 6
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For more information on teaching text-based essays, please see my blog post explaining the TEACH strategy.