Author’s Point & Supporting Reasons – RI.2.8
⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified reading comprehension on the author’s point & supporting reasons passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, and reinforcing RI.2.8 skills. Students learn to determine an author’s reasons and evidence that supports their point.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching the author’s point & supporting reasons skills. Aligns with other state-specific standards.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two author’s point & supporting reasons skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second-grade bands.
⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each qualifying passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade & 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).
✏️Integrated Color Coding – The 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 passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Mary B. said, “Great resource for teaching this difficult standard to 2nd graders. The passages are just the right length.”
★ Amy S. said, “I love how they are differentiated for different groups and how they are interactive by using the crayons to go back and find answers. My kids enjoyed using these during small groups. This is a hard standard to find materials for and this was just what I needed. Thank you!”
★ Kellie L. said, “Love all these passages. They are great for groups.”
1. Supporting Reasons Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Rainy Days- 430L
- Frogs and Toads- 530L
- Black Rhinoceroses- 600L
- Mae Jemison- 620L
- The Great Depression- 640L
- John and Alan Lomax- 690L
- The Sister Planets- 690L
- Christmas and Hanukkah- 740L
- Political Parties- 720L
- Forest Fires- 750L
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Augusta National Golf Club- 660L
- America’s Favorite Sports- 750L
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Similar units are available for 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.