National Bird: The Wild Turkey vs. the Bald Eagle Paired Passages & Opinion Writing – Digital & PDF
This is set of 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 opinion 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 and MACS. Teachers can choose how to use this product.
The two leveled texts can be used together for paired passages or could be used separately. An infographic is also included and can be used with either or both leveled texts.
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?
Wild Turkey: Roast or Royalty? Passage – in 3 levels
The Noble Bald Eagle Passage – in 3 levels
The Wild Turkey vs. the Bald Eagle Infographic
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for the Wild Turkey: Roast or Royalty? Passage
6 reading comprehension and 2 short response questions for The Noble Bald Eagle Passage
Answer Key for all questions
Wild Turkey: Roast or Royalty? Extended Writing Response – to be used with turkey information only or with turkey prompt and infographic.
National Bird Extended Writing Response – to be used with both passages or both passages and the infographic.
Standards Covered by this Product
Testing Cover Page
Testing Bubble/Answer Sheet
Opinion Writing Rubric
Final Essay Blank Writing Paper
Digital copies of everything in Google slides.
Please see the preview for even more information and pictures of this product.
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
Free Teacher Resource
For more information on teaching text-based essays, please see my blog post explaining the TEACH strategy.