Comprehension – The Great Wall of China

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A comprehension activity about The Great Wall of China.

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

“The Great Wall of China is undoubtedly one of the most significant man-made structures in the world. Built over 2,000 years ago, it is an architectural feat that this structure is still standing. The Great Wall of China spans an impressive 8851.8 km (5,500 mi) stretching east to west, winding up and down across grasslands, mountains, deserts and plateaus.”

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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 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 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.


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