⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching students figurative language. Figurative language is when the author uses language beyond its literal meaning. In this unit, students will be diving deeper into a range of genres to study language and how it impacts meaning. This packet is designed to specifically fit 3rd grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.3.R.3.1 but can be used by anyone teaching figurative language.
⭐️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.
- ELA.3.R.3.1 Anchor Chart/ Journal Pages
- Mentor Text and Chart
- Poems Included:
- “My Brother’s Not a Werewolf” by Ken Nesbitt
- “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson
- “The Rainbow” by Christina Rossetti
- “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns
- “The Bells” by Edgar Allen Poe
- Original Passages Included:
- “A Snowball Fight”- 530L
- “The Big Race”- 570L
- “A Stormy Day”- 600L
- “The Big Test”- 630L
- “A Hike at Yellowstone”- 760L
- “The Trouble with Brother”- 530L