Fiction vs. Nonfiction – 2nd & 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Unit
⭐️This fiction vs. nonfiction unit includes 8 printable & digital certified Lexile® passages and question sets with organizers, visuals, and activities. Perfect for teaching 2nd and 3rd graders how to determine fiction vs. nonfiction.
⭐️Includes short responses and multiple choice questions that build on making connections, anchor charts, and visualizing organizers and activities. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied across the CCSS second and third grade band.
⭐️This packet includes ideas for differentiation and scaffolding, including how to teach this skill.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each qualifying passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd & 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.
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1. How to Teach Fiction vs. Nonfiction
2. The Difference between Fiction vs. Nonfiction
3. Cover Sort: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
4. Excerpt Sort: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
5. Worksheets: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
6. 8 Reading Comprehension Passages & Question Sets
- A Treat for Grandmother – 540L
- Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown – 630L
- Cairo Grows Up – 720L
- From Calf to Bull – 810L
- A Record-Breaking Climb – 760L
- Brooke’s Mountain – 660L
- From the diary of Hannah Potts – 750L
- The Spinning-Frame: A Revolutionary Invention – 780L
Each story includes:
•1 page of multiple choice, short response, and sequence questions
•1 page with fiction vs. nonfiction graphic organizer
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