⭐️Students learn 2nd grade author’s purpose skills with these 15 Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages and question sets. They are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 2nd grade author’s purpose skills for RI2.6. Students learn to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching these skills. Aligns with other state specific standards.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and three skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third grade bands.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each qualifying passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).
✏️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.
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1. Anchor Charts for Interactive Journals:
- Author’s Purpose (P.I.E., Writing to Inform)
- How to Identify Author’s Purpose
- Key Words to help you identify author’s purpose in informational text
2. Reading passages with questions for each area:
- Tying Your Shoes- 430L
- Decomposing to Add- 500L
- Building a Snowman- 500L
- Pizza! Pizza!- 630L
- African Elephants- 530L
- Fresh Chocolate Chip Cookies- 560L
- Saint Lucia Day- 760L
- Paris, France- 780L
- Dogs vs. Cats- 530L
- How Do Clouds Work?- 710L
- How Do Fish Breathe Under Water?- 750L
- Are School Uniforms Best?- 810L
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Explain: How to Make a Paper Airplane- 620L
- To Answer: What Causes Colors in Nature?- 730L
- Describe: Grand Canyon- 800L
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This resource is available for Google Slides!
Google Slides Author’s Purpose in Nonfiction RI2.6
Similar units are available for 1st grade and 3rd grade:
Information in Words and Images – 1st Grade RI.1.6
Author’s Point of View in Nonfiction Text- RI.3.6