⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing RI4.7, 4th-grade visual nonfiction text features skills. Students learn how to interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching nonfiction text features in your fourth-grade class.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two 4th grade nonfiction text features skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.
⭐️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 – All 12 passages include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade & 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.
★ Anna H. said, “This very accurately covered the standard. It was student friendly and interactive in that students had to color where they found information in the text.”
★ Sarah S. said, “Awesome resource! My students loved the text and enjoyed the text features that were added to the text.”
★ Cera B. said, “Great way to review text features, I loved the color coding!”
1. Nonfiction Text Features Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Paired Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Arbor Day- 750L
- Human Body Systems- 770L
- Parts of a Plant- 790L
- Phases of the Moon- 820L
- The RMS Titanic- 830L
- Native North Americans- 860L
- Eleanor Roosevelt- 880L
- Asian Elephants- 980L
- Stratigraphy- 970L
- The Science of Flight- 990L
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Life Cycle of a Frog- 740L
- Muhammad Ali: Fighter in and out of the Ring- 850L
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