⭐️Students of all reading levels can learn and practice text structure skills with these 24 unique Lexile® certified close reading comprehension passages and question sets that span CCSS Text Complexity Bands for 2nd, 3rd & 4th grades.
⭐️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
✏️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.”
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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