Characters Respond to Events & Challenges – RL.2.3
⭐️These 12 printable and digital certified Lexile® measured stories and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing character response to challenges skills for RL2.3. Students learn to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching character response skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two characters response to challenges skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second grade band.
⭐️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.
*This digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd 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 – Original stories and custom illustrations are designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Queen of Class said, “Very helpful and easy to use resource. Very helpful if you need a print and go activity or a quick assessment. Thank you!”
★ Samantha R. said, “This is a great resource to help differentiate learning and reading strategies in the classroom.”
★ Rachel T. said, “This really helped me teach this benchmark! Thanks!”
1. Characters and Challenges Anchor Chart/Journal Page
2. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Madeline and Barry- 460L
- Martin’s Math Troubles- 490L
- The Big Game- 500L
- A Trip to the Toy Store- 550L
- Milo and Annie- 560L
- The Big Move- 590L
- Surviving the Storm- 600L
- Henry’s Halloween Party- 620L
- Allie and Her Messy Room- 640L
- Birthday Party Upset- 720L
3. Assessment Passages & Question Sets
- School Bus Bully- 500L
- Saving Robin- 620L
See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.
This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.
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