⭐️These 12 printable and digital certified Lexile measured reading comprehension passages with standard-based questions are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 2nd-grade story structure skills. Aligned to RL.2.5, students learn to describe the overall structure of a story.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching 2nd-grade story structure skills. Aligns with state-specific standards like TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second grade band.
⭐️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.
*This digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each story contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd 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 stories with custom illustrations to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Lindsay S said, “I love to use these in my strategy groups! I love that it incorporates so many different reading skills.”
★ Alice S. said, “This is great for small groups and for differentiation. I love that I can reach all of my students with this pack and it’s all matching the same standard.”
★ Stephanie C. said, “Could not be happier with this product. The color coding is perfect to have students show their text evidence in a fun way. Great way to reinforce that proof.”
1. Story Structure Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Story Structure Practice Passages & Question Sets
- The Big Surprise- 470L
- Janie’s Special Class- 520L
- The Haunted House- 540L
- Sick Day- 560L
- The Big Spring Clean- 570L
- Our Family Vacation- 580L
- Sea Turtle Rescue- 600L
- The Earth Day Project- 610L
- Farah’s First Day- 670L
- The Race for Class President- 760L
3. Story Structure Test Passages & Question Sets
- A Trip to the Doctor- 520L
- Becca’s New Look- 570L
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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