Context Clues in Nonfiction Text – RI.1.4
⭐️These 12 digital and printable Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages and question sets aligned to RI.1.4 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 1st grade context clues in nonfiction skills. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. First grade students learn to ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching context clues skills. Aligns with state-specific standards like 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 first grade band.
⭐️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 first grade is 190L-530L).
✏️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.
★ Shelly P. said, “Amazing resource. Students worked through the text and developed a strong understanding of the standard.”
★ Maggie R. said, “Just what I needed to help prepare my students for testing.”
★ Mikalya S. said, “This helped my 2nd graders with finding context clues in a passage! Awesome resource!”
1. Word Detective Steps Anchor Chart (2 pgs.)
2. Context Clues Practice Cards (1 pg.)
3. Context Clues Practice Passages & Question Sets
- A Day in My Life- Spain- 300L
- Green Machine Smoothie- 310L
- How Chocolate is Made- 340L
- The Lifecycle of a Chicken- 370L
- The Great Milk Debate- 390L
- Record Breaker: Winter Vinecki- 400L
- The History of Basketball- 400L
- The Black Widow Spider- 420L
- How to Play Go Fish- 410L
- The Ancient City of Pompeii- 480L
4. Context Clues Assessment Passages & Question Sets
- The Star of the Sea- 320L
- Carnivorous Plants- 390L
*Please note, due to the complexity of vocabulary for this standard, the passages have Lexile measures of 300L-480L.
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