Reasons & Evidence Support Points RI.4.8 RI.5.8 – Reading Passages RI4.8 RI5.8

Reasons & Evidence Support Points RI.4.8 RI.5.8 – Reading Passages RI4.8 RI5.8


Reasons & Evidence Support Points RI.4.8 RI.5.8

⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing RI4.8 & RI5.8. Your 4th & 5th-grade students will learn to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support points. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching these skills.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two 4th & 5th grade reasons & evidence to support points skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth and fifth 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 – 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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❤ Lisa M. said, “Extremely helpful resource and very comprehensive. User-friendly and it has an answer key. Thank you!!!


What’s Included:

1. Reasons and Evidence Support Points Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Eat Organic- 790L
  • The Great Milk Debate- 790L
  • Are School Uniforms Best?- 810L
  • Say No to Plastic Bags- 860L
  • Space Exploration: We Need Funding!- 870L
  • Lather Up- 880L
  • Rock the Vote- 880L
  • Save the Snakes- 900L
  • Why Do We Need Sleep?- 910L
  • Do You Really Need to Wear a Bicycle Helmet?- 910L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • The Dark Side of Aquariums- 780L
  • Why College Is Important- 880L


Magicore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.


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