Explicit & Inferential Analysis Reading Passages 7th & 8th Grade RI.7.1 & RI.8.1 Google Distance Learning


Total Pages: 52
File Size: 39 MB


⭐️These 12 printable and digital, professionally Lexile® leveled passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 7th grade & 8th grade inference skills for RI.7.1 & RI.8.1. Students learn how to cite evidence to make inferences through close reading and skill aligned question sets.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching how to cite evidence to make inferences.

⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the seventh grade and eighth grade text complexity band.

⭐️This paperless resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides. Simply click the copy links in the bonus resource to copy to your Google Drive.


✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 7th & 8th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for sixth through eighth grade is 925L to 1185L).

✏️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.

What’s Included:

1. Cite Evidence to Make Inferences Journal Page & Anchor Chart

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Ramadan- 920L
  • Banksy: Renowned Graffiti Artist- 950L
  • Refugees and IDPs- 960L
  • Heaven Fitch- 980L
  • The “Cool” Kids- 990L
  • The African Turquoise Killifish- 1000L
  • Tyler “Ninja” Blevins- 1070L
  • Online Shopping and the Environment- 1120L
  • The Megalodon- 1150L
  • Mourning From Afar- 1170L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Elon Musk- 1000L
  • Eating Disorders in Figure Skating- 1080L



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