⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® leveled close reading stories and plays with question sets aligned to RL4.3 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing describing characters, settings, and events in a drama skill. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Fourth-grade students learn to describe characters, settings, and events in stories and dramas.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching about characters, settings, and events in stories and plays. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth-grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.
⭐️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 – All 6 stories include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).
✏️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 and adapted stories and plays with high-quality photographs and original Illustrations. Designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Elizabeth D. said, “Love this resource! My kids love the stories.”
★ Ashley M. said, “My students are so engaged when using this product!!!”
★ Eric G. said, “My students enjoyed the passages and are enjoying color coding their answers. This is a great tool to help them review and find answers within the text, and for citing text evidence! Thank you for creating and sharing these!!!”
1. Anchor Chart & Journal Pages for Characters, Setting, & Events
2. Practice Stories & Question Sets
- Let’s Play Lava- 740L
- A Perfect Snow Day- 740L
- Willow and the Powerful Book- 830L
- The Vikings Are Coming- 940L
- The Organized Pixie- 970L
3. Practice Dramas & Question Sets
- Olivia and the New Tutor
- The Wicked Warlock of the West
- The School Project
- The Sky Dance Festival
- Phone Calls from Outer Space
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Housewarming Ceremony- 820L
- The Birthday Party (Play)
⭐️See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page
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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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Similar units are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th Grade:
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Characters Respond to Events and Challenges – 2nd Grade RL.2.3
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