Making Inferences Nonfiction Comprehension Passages Worksheets RI.4.1 RI.5.1

Making Inferences Nonfiction Comprehension Passages Worksheets RI.4.1 RI.5.1


Making Inferences Nonfiction – 4th & 5th Grade

⭐️This collection of 12 digital and printable Lexile® leveled passages aligned to RI.4.1 & RI.5.1 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 4th & 5th-grade inferences in nonfiction skills. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Fourth and fifth-grade students learn to use and quote text to explain what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching how to make inferences in nonfiction and using explicit details. Aligns with state-specific standards like TEKS and VA SOL.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two inferences in nonfiction skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth and fifth-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 4th & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).


✏️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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★ La’Kendra G. said, “The leveled passages help me with small group instruction. Great resource!


What’s Included:

1. Types of Questions Journal Page/Anchor Chart

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Loggerhead Sea Turtles- 750L
  • The Egyptian Pyramids- 780L
  • Rainbows- 830L
  • Helen Keller- 870L
  • Narwhals- 890L
  • Paleontology- 920L
  • The History of Mario- 930L
  • Black Holes- 970L
  • Ben Hogan- 1000L
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder- 1010L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • The Brady Bunch– 840L
  • Screen Time- 970L


Magicore is a Certified Lexile Partner

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Skill Pack Bundle:

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.

Nonfiction Inferences Skill Pack RI.4.1 & RI.5.1 Classroom & Distance Learning

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Looking for More Differentiation❔❓❔

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