⭐️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.
★ Stephanie S. said, “Great for small group, morning work, warm ups or independent practice.”
★ Connie A. said, “As always these are great resources to focus on specific skills! The kids love them! Thanks!”
★ La’Kendra G. said, “The leveled passages help me with small group instruction. Great resource!”
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
⭐️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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