Text Structure: Sentences & Paragraphs – 3rd RI.3.8 – Printable & Digital RI3.8



Text Structure – 3rd Grade RI.3.8

⭐️These 15 printable and digital certified Lexile® measured reading comprehension passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 3rd-grade text structure skills for RI3.8. Students learn to find the logical connection between specific sentences and paragraphs in a text. This resource covers comparison, cause & effect, and sequence text structures.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching 3rd-grade text structures of sentences and paragraphs.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and three 3rd grade text structure 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 passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).


✏️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.


Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Amber C. said, “Super resource that really helped my students!


★ Rachel V. said, “Great articles and a fantastic way for students to see the components of different text structures.


★ Patricia M. said, “Great all in one resource that allows students to practice the different text structures. I love that it includes different reading levels!


What’s Included:

1. Supporting Reasons Anchor Chart

2. Comparison Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Frogs and Toads- 530L
  • The Sister Planets- 690L
  • Political Parties- 720L
  • Christmas and Hanukkah- 740L

3. Cause and Effect Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Fighting Colds- 550L
  • Black Rhinoceroses- 600L
  • The Great Depression- 640L
  • Volcanoes- 700L

3. Sequence Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin- 510L
  • How to Make Tacos- 590L
  • Mae Jemison- 620L
  • Directions to Magic Kingdom from Hilton Hotel- 690L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Sequence: Benjamin Franklin- 670L
  • Comparison: America’s Favorite Sports- 750L
  • Cause and Effect: Forest Fires- 750L


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Bundle Up & Save:

Skill Pack: Text Structure – 3rd Grade RI.3.8

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle

3rd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle

Fiction Comprehension Bundle- 2nd Grade Common Core Standards

Nonfiction Comprehension – 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

Fiction Reading Comprehension Bundle – 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

Related Products:

Text Structure in Nonfiction Digital Boom Cards with Audio Reading – 3rd Grade

Nonfiction Text Structure Task Cards 3rd Grade RI3.8

Looking for More Differentiation❔❓❔

Similar units are available for 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.

Reasons Support Points – 1st Grade RI.1.8

Author’s Point & Supporting Reasons – RI.2.8

Reasons & Evidence Support Points – 4th & 5th RI.4.8 / RI.5.8

Evaluate Arguments – 6th Grade RI.6.8



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