⭐️This collection of 15 poems, plays, and Lexile® measured stories and questions are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing text structure RL4.5 & RL5.5 skills. 4th & 5th grade students learn to recognize and explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall text structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. Helps fourth and fifth graders explain the major difference in the structure of literary text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching text structure skills.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and three skills focused tests. 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 5 stories 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 adapted and custom content with high-quality photographs and illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
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1. Text Structure in Stories Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Practice Stories & Question Sets
- Unique- 740L
- The Adventures of Faline- 740L
- Sleep In, Beauty- 970L
- Brenna’s Switch- 1020L
3. Text Structure in Plays Anchor Chart & Journal Page
4. Practice Plays & Question Sets
- Camp Roar
- The Royal Party Pitch
- The Wishing Well near Saint Kitty’s
- The Great Land of the Dragons
5. Text Structure in Poems Anchor Chart & Journal Page
6. Practice Poems & Question Sets
- Summer Shower by Emily Dickinson
- A Poison Tree by William Blake
- Jack Frost by Gabriel Setoun
- The Night Wind by Eugene Fiel
7. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Story: Not Quite an Average Day- 740L
- Play: The Circus War
- Poem: Brother and Sister by Lewis Carroll
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Text Structure in Nonfiction 4th Grade RI.4.5
4th Grade Common Core Reading Comprehension Units
Compare and Contrast 5th Grade – Nonfiction Text Structure RI.5.5
5th Grade Common Core Reading Comprehension Units