⭐️These 12 Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, and reinforcing RI2.7 and RI3.7 skills. Students learn to use nonfiction text features that are images (including photographs, maps, diagrams) to form a better understanding of the entire text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching these skills. Aligns with other state specific standards.
⭐️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.
⭐️The printable PDF is included with this product.
Digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each qualifying 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.
★ Renee K said, “Really helped my class with these features. They loved doing it with their partners and in groups. Thanks for a great resource.”
★ Bec L. called it a “Beautiful resource…“.
★ Caitlin G. said, “I really liked using this resource. I have been having a hard time getting my students to remember/understand the importance of text features. This helped me really focus in and explain.”
1. Nonfiction Text Features Example Charts (3 pgs.)
2. Text Feature Example Charts (3 pgs.)
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- The Power of Reading- 460L
- The Water Cycle- 540L
- Arbor Day- 600L
- Layers of the Earth- 610L
- Bottlenose Dolphins- 640L
- How to Read a Nutrition Label- 660L
- Tree Frogs- 720L
- Booker T. Washington- 750L
- Human Body Systems- 770L
- New York City- 810L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Princess Diana- 640L
- NASA- 780L
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