⭐️Students love learning 2nd and 3rd grade nonfiction text features with these 12 reading comprehension passages and question sets. They are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing text features skills for RI2.5 and RI3.5. The following text features are integrated into this resource: table of contents, glossary, index, title, subtitle, heading, subheading, caption, sidebar/ text box, bullet points, bold print, italic print, icons, hyperlinks, and electronic menus.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching these skills. Aligns with TEKS 3.13D, TEKS 2.14D and 2.15B, 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 qualifying 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.
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1. Nonfiction Text Features Anchor Chart (1 pg.)
2. Text Feature Example Charts (10 pgs.)
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Bochese’s Italian Website- no level
- Sidney Public Library Website- no level
- The Toy Palace Website- no level
- MOWA Website- 680L
- Research.com Website- 780L
- All About Large Breed Dogs Book- 670L
- Roberto Clemente Book- 710L
- Venus Book- 710L
- The American Bald Eagle Book- 740L
- Christmas- 760L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Recipe Diva Website- no level
- The Great Plains Natives Book- 760L
*Some websites are not all leveled due to insufficient text. Nonfiction books are all leveled.
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This resource is available for Google Slides!
Google Slides Text Features in Websites and Books RI2.5 & RI3.5
Nonfiction Bundle- 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Standards
Non Fiction Text Features: Images RI.2.7 & RI.3.7
Other Common Core Reading Comprehension Units
Similar units are available for 1st grade and 4th grade:
Nonfiction Text Features 1st Grade RI.1.5
Text Structure in Nonfiction 4th Grade RI.4.5