Making Connections – 2nd & 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Unit

Making Connections – 2nd & 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Unit



Making Connections 2nd & 3rd Grade

⭐️ This making connections unit includes 5 printable and digital certified Lexile leveled passages and question sets with organizers, visuals, and activities. Perfect for teaching 2nd and 3rd graders how to make text to self, text to world, and text to text connections to support comprehension.


⭐️ Includes short responses and multiple choice questions that build on making connections, anchor charts, and visualizing organizers and activities. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied across the CCSS second and third grade band.


⭐️This packet includes ideas for differentiation and scaffolding, including how to teach this skill.



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


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


✏️Comprehensive – Passages and questions set specifically target retelling skills, which makes them perfect for comprehensive 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 passages with high-quality images designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. How to Teach Making Connections
  2. Making Connections Anchor Chart
  3. Surface vs. Deep Connections Anchor Chart
  4. Making Connections Foldable Activity
  5. Making Connections Chain Craft
  6. Making Connections Bookmark
  7. Making Connections Graphic Organizer
  8. Stella’s Flower- 660L
  9. TreeHouse Treasures- 690L
  10. Leroy’s Lesson- 790L
  11. Diving In- 770L
  12. Teagan’s New Start- 740L


Each story includes:

•1 page of multiple choice and short response questions

•1 page with a connections graphic organizer


*Please note, this resource does NOT include an answer key, since answers are subjective.


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