Reasons Support Points – 2nd Grade RI.2.8


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⭐️Students learn how reasons support points in a text with these 12 Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages and question sets. They are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 2nd grade RI2.8 skills.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching how authors use reasons to support the points made in a text.

⭐️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 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 Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Mary B. said, “Great resource for teaching this difficult standard to 2nd graders. The passages are just the right length.

★ Amy S. said, “I love how they are differentiated for different groups and how they are interactive by using the crayons to go back and find answers. My kids enjoyed using these during small groups. This is a hard standard to find materials for and this was just what I needed. Thank you!

★ Kellie L. said, “Love all these passages. They are great for groups.

What’s Included:

1. Supporting Reasons Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Rainy Days- 430L
  • Frogs and Toads- 530L
  • Black Rhinoceroses- 600L
  • Mae Jemison- 620L
  • The Great Depression- 640L
  • John and Alan Lomax- 690L
  • The Sister Planets- 690L
  • Christmas and Hanukkah- 740L
  • Political Parties- 720L
  • Forest Fires- 750L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Augusta National Golf Club- 660L
  • America’s Favorite Sports- 750L

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.

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Similar units are available for 1st grade and 3rd grade:
How Reasons Support Points – 1st Grade RI.1.8
Text Structure: Connecting Sentences and Paragraphs – 3rd Grade RI.3.8


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