Books and Passages

A Day at the Pumpkin Farm


Grade: 1
Lexile Level: 460L
Domain: Life Science
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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This Passage & Question Set and related Vocabulary materials align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

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Full Standards Descriptions

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

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This will be perfect to read after our own trip to the pumpkin patch! We have been working on main idea so hopefully students will be able to select the main idea of this article.