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Comprehension - Public Speaking Day


A comprehension activity using a narrative about public speaking.

A comprehension activity with provided information sheet, questions and suggested answers.

“Jonathan’s alarm clock roared to life, pulling him out of a restless sleep. Before he had even opened his eyes, Jonathan immediately felt his stomach tighten. His heart began to pump faster. His hands felt sweaty. His body seemed to know that today was not just another day.”

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Informational Text > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Informational Text > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Foundational Skills > Fluency > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.A
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Foundational Skills > Fluency > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4.A
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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  • Two grammatical errors have been corrected in this resource.

    Fix by Holly (Teach Starter) Saturday May 20, 2017

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