⭐️Students of all reading levels can learn and practice text structure skills with these 24 unique printable and digital Lexile® certified close reading comprehension passages and question sets that span CCSS Text Complexity Bands for 2nd, 3rd & 4th grades. Digital Google Slides format is perfect for distance learning.
⭐️Reading comprehension passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing context clues skills. Aligned to CCSS RI2.7, RI3.7 & RI4.7, students learn to use nonfiction text features that are images (including photographs, maps, diagrams) to form a better understanding of the entire text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for helping students learn context clues skills.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and four skills-focused test passages. Questions for passages focus on the specific standard for each grade range.
⭐️Broad differentiation makes this bundle perfect for:
- 2nd & 3rd grade classes with on, and above- level readers
- 4th grade classes with below and on-level readers
⭐️This printable & digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade/3rd grade and 4th grade/5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L and 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.
★ Anna H. said, “This very accurately covered the standard. It was student friendly and interactive in that students had to color where they found information in the text.”
★ Sarah S. said, “Awesome resource! My students loved the text and enjoyed the text features that were added to the text.”
★ Bec L. called it a “Beautiful resource…“.
★ Caitlin G. said, “I really liked using this resource. I have been having a hard time getting my students to remember/understand the importance of text features. This helped me really focus in and explain.”
Resource 1: Nonfiction Text Features: Images – 2nd Grade RI.2.7 & 3rd Grade RI.3.7
1. Nonfiction Text Features Example Charts (3 pgs.)
2. Text Feature Example Charts (3 pgs.)
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- The Power of Reading- 460L
- The Water Cycle- 540L
- Arbor Day- 600L
- Layers of the Earth- 610L
- Bottlenose Dolphins- 640L
- How to Read a Nutrition Label- 660L
- Tree Frogs- 720L
- Booker T. Washington- 750L
- Human Body Systems- 770L
- New York City- 810L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Princess Diana- 640L
- NASA- 780L
Resource 2: Nonfiction Text Features 4th Grade RI.4.7
1. Nonfiction Text Features Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Paired Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Arbor Day- 750L
- Human Body Systems- 770L
- Parts of a Plant- 790L
- Phases of the Moon- 820L
- The RMS Titanic- 830L
- Native North Americans- 860L
- Eleanor Roosevelt- 880L
- Asian Elephants- 980L
- Stratigraphy- 970L
- The Science of Flight- 990L
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Life Cycle of a Frog- 740L
- Muhammad Ali: Fighter in and out of the Ring- 850L
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