⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® leveled close reading stories with question sets aligned to RL.4.4 & RL.5.4 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing context clues in stories skills. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Fourth and Fifth grade students learn to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching context clues in stories skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including 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 bands.
⭐️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.
✏️Lexile Levels – All 12 stories include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th and 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).
✏️Integrated Color Coding – 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 and adapted stories, plays, and poems with high-quality photographs and original Illustrations. Designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
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1. Be a Word Detective! Anchor Chart/Journal Page
2. Practice Stories & Question Sets
- Little Hands, Big Heart- 750L
- The Underground Railroad- 750L
- The Dansala- 780L
- Ziggy the Lie Detector- 830L
- The Crash- 860L
- Sports Day- 860L
- The Mystery of the Hole- 910L
- Raven’s Grand Adventure- 920L
- A Terrible King- 940L
- Xavier’s First Game- 970L
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Sonny with a Chance of Chocolate Cake- 960L
- Ally’s Awesome Awakening- 820L
⭐️See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.
This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.
Similar resources are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grade.