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5th Grade - Understanding

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Check for understanding after reading (e.g., summarize, identify the author's purpose). 0501.8.3


Links verified on 9/11/2014


  1. Author's Purpose - read A Winning Breakfast and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Author's Purpose - read Save the Wilbur and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  4. Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  5. Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details - online 2 question quiz; self checking [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Magic Mirror - creative lesson plan; "SEE" a story that explains something about your life and times. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  8. Reading Comprehension Practice Activities This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    1. A Special Christmas Present - Read the text on the left and answer the questions.
    2. Causes of Floods - Read the text on the left and answer ten questions.
    3. The Effects of Stress - Read the text on the left and answer nine questions.
    4. From Carrots to Renovations: How I Spent $10,000 without Really Trying - Read the text on the left and answer five questions.
    5. The Positive Effects on Children of Owning a Dog - Read the text on the left and answer the questions.
    6. Two Sisters and a Cat - Read the text on the left and answer the questions.
    7. Why People Get Tattoos - Read the text on the left and answer nine questions.
  9. Reading Comprehension Practice from Mr Nussbaum This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    1. The Age of Exploration - read the passage and answer ten multiple-choice questions
    2. The American Revolution - read the passage and answer ten multiple-choice questions
    3. Benjamin Franklin - read the passage and answer ten multiple-choice questions
    4. Plymouth Colony - read the passage and answer ten multiple-choice questions
    5. An Index of Other Reading Comprehension Activities - thirty Grade 5 passages
  10. Reading Comprehension stories - Interactive quizzes for 5 stories - Each text is followed by a grammar exercise and summary writing exercise. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Story Starters - Here's a quick writing activity to try every day. First generate a creative story starter. Pick a format: notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard. Four levels are available: pick 4th-6th
  12. Sum it Up! - a worksheet to print for your students to use in summarizing - A suggestion from the worksheet tells students "Imagine you only have $2.00, and each word you use will cost you 10 cents." An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Sum it Up! - Instructions - instructions for students before they use the summarizing worksheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Summarizing - review the basics of summarizing, identify main idea statements and detail statements, and use categories to summarize lists
  16. Summary vs. Critique - explanation of what each does and does not do [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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