Compare & Contrast Text Structure – 8th Grade Reading Comprehension RL.8.5

Compare & Contrast Text Structure – 8th Grade Reading Comprehension RL.8.5



Compare & Contrast Text Structure – RL.8.5

⭐️These 12 printable Lexile® leveled passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 8th grade RL.8.5 skills. Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each texts contributes to its meaning and style.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching how to compare & contrast text structure.


⭐️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. Compare & Contrast Text Structure Anchor Chart
  2. Compare & Contrast Text Structure Practice Work
  3. Spared (970L)/Unbound (POEM)
  4. Rushing for Gold (980L)/The Right Character (1040L)
  5. The Pack (1120L)/Harvest Colors (1070L)
  6. Wild Space (1120L)/Onslaught (1110L)
  7. The Future Isn’t Bright (1010L)/The Innovator (1110L)
  8. Meridia of the Forest (960L)/No Sleeping on the Streets (920L)/Brotherly Love (1020L)
  9. Second Chance Summer (DRAMA)/A Perfect July Morning (960L)/Summer Love (POEM)
  10. Test
  • Saving Serena (1000L)/The Promise (POEM)
  • In Hope (1120L)/Desperately (1110L)/Grieving at Roanoke (POEM)

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