Context Clues in Nonfiction 4th Grade RI.4.4 & 5th Grade RI.5.4


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⭐️These 12 Lexile® certified passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing RI4.4 & RI5.4. 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 context clues based skills.

⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth grade and fifth grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.


✏️Lexile Levels – All 12 passages include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).

✏️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 and illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Rena F. said, “This is a great resource for my students that struggle with vocabulary and using context clues. The articles are short and high interest and they work very well for centers, small group work, or even whole group activities.

★ Talia E. said, “Loved this resource. Was able to assess students mastery of context clues easily and liked the choices of passages!”

★ Darcy M. said, “My students loved the passages in this set! Thank you!

What’s Included:

1. Be a Word Detective Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Types of Context Clues Anchor Chart & Journal Page

3. Historical Text Anchor Chart & Journal Page

4. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Jazz Music- 780L
  • Vampire Bats- 790L
  • The New England Puritans- 790L
  • Tupac Shakur- 860L
  • All About Pickles- 870L
  • Plant and Animal Adaptations- 890L
  • Gabby Douglas- 900L
  • Peer Pressure- 920L
  • The Inuit Culture- 930L
  • World Wrestling Entertainment- 1000L

5. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • The Sunshine State- 790L
  • Piranhas- 880L

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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