Nonfiction Text Features – RI.2.5 & RI.3.5
⭐️These 12 mock websites and mini-books with question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing text feature skills for RI.2.5 and RI.3.5. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. The following text features are integrated into this resource: table of contents, glossary, index, title, subtitle, heading, subheading, caption, sidebar/ text box, bullet points, bold print, italic print, icons, hyperlinks, and electronic menus.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching these skills. Aligns with TEKS 3.13D, TEKS 2.14D and 2.15B, and other state-specific standards.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two text features with websites and books skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third-grade bands.
⭐️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 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 – 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.
★ Jennifer T said, “I love all your passages! This matched the standards and my students were engaged as we read and answered questions. Thank you!!”
★ Samantha R. said, “This is a great resource to help differentiate learning and reading strategies in the classroom. Absolutely loved the assessment.”
★ Mallory C. said, “These were great. We have worked on text features for a while and these helped present it in a different format so they were better engaged.”
1. Nonfiction Text Features Anchor Chart (1 pg.)
2. Text Feature Example Charts (10 pgs.)
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Bochese’s Italian Website- no level
- Sidney Public Library Website- no level
- The Toy Palace Website- no level
- MOWA Website- 660L
- Research.com Website- 770L
- All About Large Breed Dogs Book- 650L
- Roberto Clemente Book- 690L
- Venus Book- 690L
- The American Bald Eagle Book- 730L
- Christmas- 750L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Recipe Diva Website- no level
- The Great Plains Natives Book- 750L
*Some websites are not all leveled due to insufficient text. Nonfiction books are all leveled.
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.
Similar units are available for 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.