Comprehend Nonfiction Differentiated Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions

Comprehend Nonfiction Differentiated Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions



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Comprehend Nonfiction Differentiated Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions

⭐️Students of all reading levels can learn and practice comprehending nonfiction texts with these 24 unique nonfiction passages. Texts are Lexile® certified close reading comprehension passages and question sets that span CCSS Text Complexity Bands for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.


⭐️Reading comprehension passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing reading comprehension skills. Aligned to CCSS RI2.10 &RI3.10, RI4.10 & RI.5.10, students learn to use text evidence to answer questions.


⭐️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 & 5th grade classes with below and on-level readers


Key Features:

✏️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 EngagingContains original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ These Resources:

★ Casey D. said, “WOW! Great articles and love the accountability of going back into the text to find the answers! GREAT!”


★ Sarah W. said, “High interest passages at a variety of Lexile levels. I like that students are required to provide evidence for their answers. My 3rd graders really enjoyed working on these. I preferred to use them in small groups. Thank you!”


★ Crystal M. said, “This was an absolute lifesaver. My students and I both loved using it. We learned a lot of great information as we read. Thank you for a great resource.


What’s Included:

Resource 1: Comprehending Informational & Nonfiction Text – 2nd & 3rd Grade RI.2.10 RI.3.10

1. Reading Comprehension Journal Page & Anchor Chart

2. Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Effects of the Sun- 480L
  • How to Make Tacos- 490L
  • Lions and Tigers! Oh My!- 520L
  • Dear Mr. Saunders- 530L
  • Henry “Box” Brown- 560L
  • The Spectacular Seahorse- 680L
  • Hershey’s Chocolate- 740L
  • Malala Yousafzai- 700L
  • Pluto the Plutoid- 710L
  • Roswell Mystery- 820

3. Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder- 680L
  • Christmas in Mexico- 770L


Resource 2: Comprehend Scientific, Historical, & Technical Text RI.4.10 RI.5.10

Scientific Texts

  1. Scientific Texts Anchor Chart & Journal Page
  2. The Solar System- 790L
  3. Water All Around- 820L
  4. Black Widow Spiders- 880L
  5. Newton’s Laws of Motion- 970L

Historical Texts

  1. Historical Texts Anchor Chart & Journal Page
  2. Harriet Tubman- 790L
  3. The Roswell Mystery- 820L
  4. The Great Wall of China- 940L
  5. The Salem Witch Trials- 940L

Technical Texts

  1. Technical Texts Anchor Chart & Journal Page
  2. How to Plant a Seed- 850L
  3. What Happens When We Burp?- 830L
  4. Which Way Does the Wind Blow?- 930L
  5. Radio-Controlled Toys- 980L

Test Passages & Question Sets

  1. Thunder and Lightning- 790L
  2. Laura Ingalls Wilder- 810L


MagiCore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.


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