Author’s Purpose: To Answer, Explain, or Describe – 2nd Grade RI.2.6


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⭐️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.

Key Features:

✏️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.

Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Cassaundra G. said, “This was such a great and helpful resource! I utilized this resource as a remediation tool to continue to practice this standard with students who had not mastered it yet. Great job! ”

★ Alicia S. said, “This was the perfect resource to teach author’s purpose! I love that the passages have multiple reading levels!

★ Paige R. said, “I love this product! My kids enjoyed the topics in this pack. ”

What’s Included:

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:

Author’s Purpose: To Explain

  • Tying Your Shoes- 430L
  • Decomposing to Add- 500L
  • Building a Snowman- 500L
  • Pizza! Pizza!- 630L

Author’s Purpose: To Describe

  • African Elephants- 530L
  • Fresh Chocolate Chip Cookies- 560L
  • Saint Lucia Day- 760L
  • Paris, France- 780L

Author’s Purpose: To Answer

  • 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

Common Core Kingdom 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.


Looking to Go Digital❔❓❔

This resource is available for Google Slides!
Google Slides Author’s Purpose in Nonfiction RI2.6

Related Products:
Nonfiction Bundle- 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Standards
Other Common Core Reading Comprehension Units

Looking for More Differentiation❔❓❔

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


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