Author’s Opinion – 2nd & 3rd Florida BEST Standards – ELA.2.R.2.4/3.R.2.4

Author’s Opinion – 2nd & 3rd Florida BEST Standards – ELA.2.R.2.4/3.R.2.4



Author’s Opinion – 2nd & 3rd – ELA.2.R.2.4/3.R.2.4

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching students Author’s Opinion & Reasons. Teach students to distinguish opinions on a topic, then determining the supporting reasons or evidence the author used. This packet is designed to specifically fit 2nd & 3rd grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.2.R.2.4/3.R.2.4 but can be used by anyone teaching the author’s opinion & reasons.


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill.



✏️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 stories with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. Your Mindset Matters – 490L
  2. Black Rhinoceroses – 600L
  3. Go Outside! – 630L
  4. The Astros Should Be Punished – 640L
  5. Social Media Is Hurting Society – 660L
  6. Carless Cities – 710L
  7. Eating Meat Is No Worse Than Veggies – 740L
  8. Political Parties – 740L
  9. Eating Meat Hurts the Environment – 760L
  10. Roblox Benefits Kids – 810L


  • The Greatest Swimmer – 640L
  • Forest Fires – 750L


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