Ask & Answer Questions – 2nd RI.2.1 & 3rd RI.3.1 – Print & Digital RI2.1 RI3.1


Ask and Answer Questions – RI.2.1 & RI.3.1

⭐️These 10 certified Lexile® leveled reading comprehension passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing ask & answer questions skills for RI2.1 and RI3.1. 2nd grade and 3rd grade students learn to answer questions using the text and to ask themselves questions while reading.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching asking and answering questions skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including TEKS 2.3b and TEKS 3.3b.


⭐️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.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade & 3rd 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 – Contains original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Stephanie C. said, “Wonderful resource of differentiated passages. My students enjoy when they get photographs which are easy to see when printed. Great use for literacy centers or homework.


★ Michelle W. said, “My students loved these passages!


★ Kellie L. said, “These are wonderful because they give a mix of “right there” and “author and me” types of questions. They are high interest and informative. My students cheer when I tell them this is what we are doing!


What’s Included:

1. Ask & Answer Questions Stem Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Types of Questions Anchor Page

3. Asn and Answer Questions Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • How to Learn Sign Language- 470L
  • Great White Sharks- 520L
  • How to Brush Your Teeth- 530L
  • French Fries- 580L
  • Helen Keller- 600L
  • The Human Body- 660L
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtles-790L
  • Fast Food Frenzy- 810L

4. Ask and Answer Questions Test Passages & Question Sets

  • A Healthy Addition to Your Diet- 520L
  • Dr. Seuss- 740L


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Bundle Up & Save!

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle

3rd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle

Fiction Comprehension Bundle – 2nd Grade Common Core Standards

Fiction Comprehension Bundle – 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

2nd & 3rd Grade Nonfiction Comprehension Bundle

Related Product(s):

Main Idea & Details – RI.2.2 & RI.3.2

Making Connections – RI.2.3 & RI.3.3

Context Clues in Nonfiction -RI.2.4 & RI.3.4

Nonfiction Text Features – RI.2.5 & RI.3.5

Author’s Purpose in Nonfiction – RI.2.6

Author’s Viewpoint in Nonfiction – RI.3.6

Nonfiction Text Features: Images – RI.2.7 & RI.3.7

Author’s Point & Supporting Reasons – RI.2.8

Text Structure – 3rd Grade RI.3.8

Compare & Contrast – RI.2.9 & RI.3.9

Comprehend Informational Text – RI.2.10 & RI.3.10


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