⭐️These 14 digital and printable Lexile® leveled close reading stories presented in 7 pairs are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 1st grade RL.1.5 compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction skills. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. Aligned to CCSS RL1.5, first grade students learn major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching comparing fiction and nonfiction text skills. 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 second and third grade bands.
⭐️This printable and digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides.
*This digital version saves paper and is perfect for distance learning, 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 1st grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for first grade is 190L – 530L). *Two passages are below 190L to include beginner readers.
✏️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 – Contains original passages with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
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- Fiction vs. Nonfiction Anchor Chart
- Spiders – 330L/Transformed – 380L
- Coming to America – 450L/The Statue of Liberty – 530L
- Bullying – 480L/Kiran Stands Up – 470L
- Holidays – 520L/Kwanzaa Time – 490L
- Buzzy Gets Dizzy – 410L/We Need Bees – 440L
- Child Workers – 460L/Martha Goes to Work – 460L
- Beach Day – 370L
- The Problem With Plastic – 590L
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