Theme – 2nd & 3rd Grade – B.E.S.T. ELA.2.R.1.2/ELA.3.R.1.2
⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching 2nd & 3rd grade students how to identify and explain a theme by looking at key events in the plot to analyze what the character learned, identify the problem and solution, and generalize the lesson to apply it to their lives. This packet is designed to specifically fit 2nd & 3rd grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.2.R.1.2 and ELA.3.R.1.2 but can be used by anyone teaching plot structure.
⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third grade band.
⭐️If you do not use Florida Best, a similar bundle is available for second and third grade Common Core. Both packets contain most of the same passages, so do not purchase both.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each story contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd and 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).
✏️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.
- Theme Anchor Chart and Journal Page
- Mentor Text and Graphic Organizer
- Robert Roberts and the Fairies- 430L
- The Frogs & the Ox 440L
- The Golden Nugget – 510L
- The Princess and the Pea- 520L
- The Two Goats- 590L
- For Harvey -600L
- Stompe Pilt- 610L
- The Peacock and the Crane- 640
- The Science Project -680L
- Blue Fire -740L
- Flock Together -780L
- The Young Crab and His Mother- 560L
- The Wolf and the Kid- 620L
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