⭐️These 14 printable and digital Lexile® leveled close reading stories presented in 7 pairs are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 1st grade RL.1.5 compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction skills. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Aligned to CCSS RL1.5, first grade students learn major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching comparing fiction and nonfiction text skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two RL.1.5 compare fiction and nonfiction skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the 1st grade bands.
⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides, and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 1st grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for first grade is 190L – 530L). *Two passages are below 190L to include beginner readers.
✏️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 custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
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1. Fiction vs. Nonfiction Anchor Chart
2. Fiction vs. Nonfiction Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Spiders – 330L/Transformed – 380L
- Coming to America – 450L/The Statue of Liberty – 530L
- Bullying – 480L/Kiran Stands Up – 470L
- Holidays – 520L/A Family Kwanzaa – 490L
- Buzzy Gets Dizzy – 410L/We Need Bees – 440L
- Child Workers – 460L/Martha Goes to Work – 460L
3. Fiction vs. Nonfiction Assessment Passages & Question Sets
- Beach Day – 370L
- Plastic is a Problem – 530L
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