⭐️These 10 printable and digital Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing ask & answer questions in literature skills for RL.2.1 and RL.3.1. Second grade and third grade students learn to answer questions using the text and to ask themselves questions while reading.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching asking and answering questions skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️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.
⭐️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.
*This digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade & 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 custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
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1. Question Stem Journal Page
2. Types of Questions
3. Answering Questions Practice Passages & Question Sets
- The Big Night- 430L
- The Playground Bully- 540L
- Too Much TV- 540L
- Missing Emily- 600L
- The Case of the Pencil Box Thief- 620L
- Twin Troubles- 640L
- The Waterpark Adventure- 700L
- The Rescue- 720L
4. Answering Questions Test Passages & Question Sets
- Lost Layla- 660L
- The Trouble with Tuesdays- 740L
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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Fiction Reading Comprehension Bundle – 3rd Grade
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2nd Grade Fiction and Nonfiction Comprehension MEGA Bundle
3rd Grade Fiction and Nonfiction Comprehension MEGA Bundle
Similar units are available for 1st grade and 4th-5th grade:
Ask and Answer Fiction Questions RL.1.1
Inferences in Literature 4th Grade RL.4.1 and 5th Grade RL.5.1