Skydiving Reading Comprehension Passage and Activities

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Description

Skydiving is an exciting and extreme sport and recreational activity. Explore skydiving further with this reading comprehension passage and questions. This activity pack includes one differentiated passage and a week of unique follow-up activities. A FULL DIGITAL PACK is included.
 
The non-fiction reading passage is aimed at Grade 4-6 (Year 5-8). A range of text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks are included. Teach the sequence text structure with this passage and set of activities.
 
When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.
 
Included in this skydiving reading comprehension pack:
 
1. A differentiated reading passage at two levels: Skydiving (description text structure)
 
2. SEVEN corresponding NO PREP Higher-Order Thinking Activities
  • Remember – reading comprehension text-dependent questions, including making inferences
  • Understand – make connections and vocabulary/word work tasks (two pages)
  • Analyse – a graphic organiser activity to focus on text structure
  • Apply and Evaluate – weblinks to dig deeper into the topic, and questions to encourage critical thinking
  • Create – design challenges for students to synthesise their knowledge
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Use and Understand Vocabulary
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Using Prior Knowledge
  • Make Predictions
  • Make Connections
3. A full digital set, great for Google Classrooms (Google Slides) and Microsoft One Drive.
 
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.
 
5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
 
What this resource is all about:
 
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction passages and higher-order thinking questions.
 
This resource is full of 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).
 
These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. Integrate these activities into your earth science or social studies projects!

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