Kiwiana Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Sort your kiwifruit from your L&P, your number 8 wire from your feijoas, and dive into the kiwi culture with our KIWIANA reading activities.Full of higher-order thinking, our Kiwiana Reading Comprehension passages and engaging text-dependent questions will help your class learn about the unique cultural icons of New Zealand! These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks.
These link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three, Listening, Reading and Viewing (see the Activity Information pages for more details on the exact skills found in each activity).
This resource would also be suitable for Year Seven and Eight learners as the higher-order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged!
What this resource is all about:
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go texts and engaging higher-order thinking questions.
This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create).
In this Kiwiana Reading Comprehension pack you will receive:
1. Four texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:
  • The Battle Over Pavlova
  • The History of Fish and Chips
  • Kiwiana Fruits
  • Hokey Pokey Ice Cream
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum
  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the Main Idea
  • Ask Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Sequence
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Make Predictions
3. Graphic Organiser and Activity Examples
  • Information Web
  • Flow Chart
  • Main Idea
  • Mini Booklet
  • Large Billboard
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions
5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
6. Close Reading bookmarks in colour and black and white.
This resource features British English spelling e.g. colour, analyse.


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