⭐️These 12 printable and digital stories and poems with question sets align to CCSS RL3.4. Students learn how to determine the meaning of non literal words and phrases. Helps students understand figurative language. This reading comprehension resource is perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing these skills.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching figurative language related 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 grade band.
⭐️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 – Each story contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 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 – Poetry selections, original stories, and custom illustrations are selected to engage students of all levels and interests.
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1. RL.3.4 Anchor Chart & Journal Pages
2. Practice Poems & Question Sets
- My Brother’s Not a Werewolf by Ken Nesbitt
- Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson
- The Rainbow by Christina Rossetti
- A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
- The Bells by Edgar Allen Poe
3. Practice Stories & Question Sets
- A Snowball Fight- 530L
- The Big Race- 570L
- A Stormy Day-600L
- The Big Test- 630L
- A Hike at Yellowstone- 760L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Trouble with Brother- 530L
- Various poems
See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.
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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