October Lexile Leveled Differentiated Reading Passages – 2nd & 3rd Grade



Month of October Differentiated Reading Passages – 2nd & 3rd Grade

⭐️ October themed differentiated reading passages unit has Lexile leveled differentiated passages and question sets that are perfect for reading comprehension practice and review. Includes general comprehension review questions, skills-based graphic organizers, and written response activities.


⭐️Includes themed stories and nonfiction passages about Halloween, Columbus, and Day of the Dead.


⭐️ This unit includes 6 differentiated leveled passages in the 2nd-3rd Grade Text Complexity Band (the range for the 2nd-3rd grade is 420-820). Each passage is available on two levels and comes with general comprehension questions, a skill-based activity, and a reading response activity.


Key Features:

✏️ Great Spiral Review – Passages incorporate a variety of reading comprehension skills. Focus skills are spiraled each month.


✏️ Passage Variety – Passages are themed for the month to include holidays and special days, but incorporate diverse topics and all literature and informational genres.


✏️Engaging – Stories and passages are written with 2nd and 3rd graders in mind. The topics are selected to be highly engaging and motivating, while also building background knowledge about a wide range of diverse topics.


✏️Skill Focused – Integrates text and activities to help students understand the concepts and stay engaged in the material.


✏️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.


What’s Included?

  1. The Street with No Jack-o-Lanterns- Halloween Story- Focus on Questioning (480L, 820L)
  2. Saying Sorry- Yom Kippur Story- Focus on Characters (450L, 740L)
  3. Belling the Cat- Fable- Focus on Theme (480,790)
  4. How to Carve a Pumpkin- Functional / How To- Focus on Sequence (320L, 490L)
  5. A Hero or Not- Columbus Day- Focus on Cause and Effect (470L, 810L)
  6. The Day of the Dead- Focus on Facts (490L, 710L)

Focus Skills:

  • Character Development
  • Setting
  • Poetry Structure
  • Categorize
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Sequence

*Answer Key Included


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