Retell & Recount Nonfiction – 2nd & 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passage Unit

Retell & Recount Nonfiction – 2nd & 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passage Unit


Retell and Recount Nonfiction – 2nd & 3rd Grade

⭐️ This retelling unit includes 5 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages and question sets with organizers, visuals, and activities. Perfect for teaching 2nd and 3rd graders how to progress from retelling to recounting nonfiction text.


⭐️ Includes short response and multiple choice questions that build on recounting and retelling skills, anchor charts, and cut-and-paste sequence cards. 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 progress from recounting to retelling.



✏️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. What is the difference between recounting and retelling?
  2. Retell Stories Hand Visual
  3. Retelling Rope
  4. Recount Stories Graphic Organizer
  5. Recount Stories Stationary
  6. Brazil – 520L
  7. The Grand Canyon – 600L
  8. Mammals of the Sea – 660L
  9. Where are the Honeybees? – 670L
  10. Jane Goodall – 740L

Each story includes:

  • 1 page of multiple choice, short response, and sequence questions
  • 1 page with cut-and-paste picture cards and written retelling


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Retelling to Summarizing Nonfiction Differentiated Bundle

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Retell and Recount Nonfiction – 1st Grade

Summarize Nonfiction – 4th & 5th Grade


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