Meaning of Words & Phrases – 7th & 8th – RL.7.4 & RL.8.4

Meaning of Words & Phrases – 7th & 8th – RL.7.4 & RL.8.4


Meaning of Words & Phrases – 7th & 8th

⭐️These 12 printable Lexile® leveled passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing words & phrases skills for 7th grade & 8th grade. Aligned to RL.7.4 & RL.8.4, students learn to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching how to analyze the meaning of words & phrases to 7th & 8th grade students.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the seventh grade and eighth grade text complexity band.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 7th & 8th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for sixth through eighth grade is 925L to 1185L).


✏️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 EngagingContains original passages with high-quality images designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. Meaning of Words & Phrases Anchor Chart
  2. Meaning of Words & Phrases Practice Work
  3. The Key (950L)
  4. Caught Between (960L)
  5. Wendy’s Warning (990L)
  6. Gone (Poem)
  7. Real-life RPG (Drama)
  8. A Dog’s Love (Poem)
  9. The Cabin (1010L)
  10. Puppy Love (1010L)
  11. The Not-So-Autumn Autumn Fair (1040L)
  12. Our Savior (1120L)
  13. Test
  • The Cupcake Dream (960L)
  • Timekeeper (1160L)


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