Native Americans: How did tribes adapt to their environment? Paired Passages & Informational/Explanatory Writing – Digital & PDF
This is set of three leveled paired passages or texts with reading comprehension tests, short response questions, and extended writing prompts. The included texts are non-fiction. The extended writing prompts provided are both for informative/explanatory writing. Targeted reading levels are 4th – 6th grades.
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.
The leveled texts can be used together for paired passages or could be used separately. Teachers can use the reading comprehension tests and the writing practice or select just one assessment.
In order to differentiate, the leveled passages are provided at three different reading Lexile levels:
Level A – Low, 4th grade level
Level B – Medium, 5th grade level
Level C – High, 6th grade level
What is included in this product?
Native Americans of the Northeastern Woodlands Passage – in 3 levels
Life on the Plains Passage – in 3 levels
Tribal Cultures: Northwest Coast vs. Southwest Passage – in 3 levels
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for the Native Americans of the Northeastern Woodlands Passage
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for Life on the Plains Passage
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for Tribal Cultures: Northwest Coast vs. Southwest Passage
Answer Key for all questions
Native Americans Extended Writing Response – to be used one passage only.
Native Americans Extended Writing Response – to be used with 2-3 passages. (Please note – prompt is the same topic reworded to require multiple texts.)
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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