⭐️Master 2nd and 3rd grade context clues skills with these 15 Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages and question sets. They are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing context clues skills for RI2.4 and RI3.4. Students learn to use context clues to determine the meaning of words and phrases
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching these skills. Aligns with TEKS 2.5a, 2.5b, 2.5c and other state specific standards.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third grade bands.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade & 3rd 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.
★ Margret M said, “These passages are perfect to use with close reading techniques. The Lexile levels make it easy to assign to the small groups.”
★ Relevant and Rigorous said, “This resource was one of the best I used last year. My readers’ vocabulary strategy use was greatly improved as a result of their high engagement and rich discussions. It was a valuable assessment as well. Thank you!”
★ Amanda G. said, “Great resource. The students really improved on their skills.”
1. Word Detective Steps Anchor Chart & Journal Pages
2. Types of Context Clues Anchor Chart & Journal Pages
3. Be a Word Detective Search
4. Context Clue Practice Cards
5. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- How Chocolate Is Made- 540L
- The Life Cycle of a Chicken- 560L
- A Day in My Life, Spain- 570L
- How to Play Go Fish- 600L
- Green Machine Smoothie- 730L
- The Black Widow Spider- 730L
- The History of Basketball- 740L
- The Ancient City of Pompeii- 770L
- Record Breaker: Winter Vinecki- 780L
- The Great Milk Debate- 800L
6. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Star of the Sea- 730L
- Carnivorous Plants- 780L
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This resource is available for Google Slides!
Context Clues in Nonfiction for Google Slides: 2nd Grade RI2.4 & 3rd Grade RI3.4
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Figurative Language Passages RL.3.4
Context Clues Passages RL.3.4
Nonfiction Bundle- 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Standards
2nd Grade Fiction and Nonfiction Comprehension MEGA Bundle
3rd Grade Fiction and Nonfiction Comprehension MEGA Bundle
Other Common Core Reading Comprehension Units