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Comprehension - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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A comprehension activity about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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

“Just imagine a big pile of rubbish. It is strewn all over your house. Everywhere you turn, you are tripping over plastic bottles, bits of fishing nets, chemical sludge, bottle lids… and even old shoes! Sadly, this is exactly how some poor marine life have to live.”

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Common Core State Standards alignment

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 > 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 > 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 > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.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: 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 > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.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: 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 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.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Research to Build and Present Knowledge > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.9 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.9.B
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]"").

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > History/Social Studies > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.10
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Science & Technical Subjects > Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.10
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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  • How to print Black and White ? I can’t find it .Pls help me .

    Comment by Myo Thandar Phone on October 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm


    • Hi Myo,
      This resource does not have a specific black and white version, but you can print in black and white using your printing preferences. There will be a preference you can choose that says black and white or grey scale after you hit print.
      Kind regards
      Jill

      Official comment by Jill (Teach Starter) on October 26, 2015 at 10:18 am


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