Text Structure: Connecting Sentences and Paragraphs – 3rd Grade RI.3.8


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⭐️These 15 Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 3rd grade text structure skills for RI3.8. Students learn to find the logical connection between specific sentences and paragraphs in a text. This resource covers comparison, cause & effect, and sequence text structures.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching text structures of sentences and paragraphs.

⭐️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 passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 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.

Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Amber C. said, “Super resource that really helped my students!

★ Rachel V. said, “Great articles and a fantastic way for students to see the components of different text structures.

★ Patricia M. said, “Great all in one resource that allows students to practice the different text structures. I love that it includes different reading levels!

What’s Included:

1. Supporting Reasons Anchor Chart

2. Comparison Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Frogs and Toads- 530L
  • The Sister Planets- 690L
  • Political Parties- 720L
  • Christmas and Hanukkah- 740L

3. Cause and Effect Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Fighting Colds- 550L
  • Black Rhinoceroses- 600L
  • The Great Depression- 640L
  • Volcanoes- 700L

3. Sequence Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin- 510L
  • How to Make Tacos- 590L
  • Mae Jemison- 620L
  • Directions to Magic Kingdom from Hilton Hotel- 690L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Sequence: Benjamin Franklin- 670L
  • Comparison: America’s Favorite Sports- 750L
  • Cause and Effect: Forest Fires- 750L

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Nonfiction Bundle- 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

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Similar units are available for 2nd grade and 4th-5th grade:
Reasons Support Points – 2nd Grade RI.2.8
Reasons and Evidence Support Points 4th Grade RI.4.8 & 5th Grade RI.5.8


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