⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile leveled stories and poems with question sets align to CCSS RL3.4 to help students learn how to determine the meaning of literal and nonliteral words and phrases by using context clues in stories. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. This reading comprehension resource is perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing these skills.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching figurative language and context clues related skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two context clues in stories skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second grade band.
⭐️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 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 – Original stories and custom illustrations are selected to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Ashley L. said, “Love using your packet for small groups. I can differentiate easily with the different Lexile levels. Thanks!”
★ Deborah R. said, “The students have to color the evidence from the text/story. This makes it easy to check their work and develops a critical strategy for them.”
★ Megan M. said, “Perfect for what I need for my class! My students loved it!”
1. Anchor Chart/Journal Page- Literal/Nonliteral Language
2. Be a Word Detective! Anchor Chart/Journal Page
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- The Big Surprise- 470L
- Janie’s Special Class- 520L
- The Haunted House- 540L
- Sick Day- 560L
- The Big Spring Clean- 570L
- Our Family Vacation- 580L
- Sea Turtle Rescue- 600L
- The Earth Day Project- 610L
- Farah’s First Day- 670L
- The Race for Class President- 760L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- A Trip to the Doctor- 520L
- Becca’s New Look- 570L
*Note: This packet is also appropriate for 2nd grade. The stories in this product are the same stories included in the 2nd Grade Story Structure product.
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This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.
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