Using Illustrations to Understand Text RL.2.7 RL.3.7 Print & Digital RL2.7 RL3.7


⭐️These 12 printable and digital certified Lexile measured reading comprehension passages with standard-based questions are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 2nd grade & 3rd-grade using illustrations & words skills. Aligned to CCSS RL2.7 & RL3.7, students learn to use information from illustrations and words in text to demonstrate understanding of characters, setting, plot, and create mood.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching 2nd grade and 3rd grade core reading comprehension skills. Aligns with state specific standards like TEKS and VA SOL.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third grade band.


⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides, and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.


*This digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.


Key Features:

✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade & 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).


✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color-coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard-based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original stories with custom illustrations & words to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Michelle G. said, “What a great and fun way to get students learning Point of View! The stories are fun and interesting which makes it a great resource that kids want to use. It follows the Common Core Standards and I will utilize it for years to come. Thank you.

★ Kristen N. said, “Thank you for this wonderful resource! My students loved using this in the classroom!

★ iteachMiami said, “This is an amazing purchase allowing me to offer differentiated instruction for students with different levels. I used this in my class for author’s purpose and the kids really understood it and were able to complete some of these worksheets on their own depending on their level. You won’t regret this purchase, I can assure that.


What’s Included:

  1. Understanding Illustrations & Words Anchor Chart/ Journal Page
  2. Leelah’s New Home- 520L
  3. The Case of the Missing Class Pet- 530L
  4. Miller and Benny Play Hide-and-Seek- 610L
  5. Macy’s Marvelous Medicine- 610L
  6. Archie Grande and His Alien Friend- 610L
  7. Luana Starkin and Draco’s Adventure- 620L
  8. Paul Clarkson in DreamLand- 620L
  9. The Case of the Cookie Thief- 730L
  10. A Conversation With Eleanor Roosevelt- 730L
  11. The Haircut Blunder- 750L
  12. Test
  • William Jackson’s Invisibility Laser- 640L
  • Willow and the Swimming Pool- 640L


Magicore is a Certified Lexile Partner

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Related Resources:

Nonfiction Text Features: Images – 2nd Grade RI.2.7 & 3rd Grade RI.3.7

Using Illustrations Boom Cards ™ 2nd & 3rd Grade – Distance Learning Task Cards

Using Illustrations Task Cards – 2nd & 3rd Grade – RL.2.7 & RL.3.7

Skill Pack Bundle:

This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.

Illustrations Skill Pack – RL.2.7 & RL.3.7 Classroom & Distance Learning Bundle

Bundle Up & Save:

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle with Google Slides Distance Learning

3rd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle with Google Slides Distance Learning

Fiction Comprehension Bundle- 2nd Grade Common Core Standards – Printable & Digital

Nonfiction Comprehension Printable & Digital Bundle- 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

Fiction Reading Comprehension Bundle – Printable & Digital – 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

Looking for More Differentiation❔❓❔

A similar resource is available for 1st, 4th, and 5th grade:

Illustrations in Stories – 1st Grade RL.1.7 Printable & Digital Google Slides Distance Learning Pack

Connections Between Presentations – RL.4.7 & RL.5.7 Printable & Digital Google Slides Distance Learning Pack



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