Text Features Differentiated Bundle – 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades



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⭐️Students of all reading levels can learn and practice text structure skills with these 24 unique Lexile® certified close reading comprehension passages and question sets that span CCSS Text Complexity Bands for 2nd, 3rd & 4th grades.

⭐️Reading comprehension passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing context clues skills. Aligned to CCSS RI2.7, RI3.7 & RI4.7, students learn to use nonfiction text features that are images (including photographs, maps, diagrams) to form a better understanding of the entire text.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for helping students learn context clues skills.

⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and four skills-focused test passages. Questions for passages focus on the specific standard for each grade range.

⭐️Broad differentiation makes this bundle perfect for:

  • 2nd & 3rd grade classes with on, and above- level readers
  • 4th grade classes with below and on-level readers

Key Features:

✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade/3rd grade and 4th grade/5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L and 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 designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ These Resources:

★ Anna H. said, “This very accurately covered the standard. It was student friendly and interactive in that students had to color where they found information in the text.

★ Sarah S. said, “Awesome resource! My students loved the text and enjoyed the text features that were added to the text.

★ Bec L. called it a “Beautiful resource…“.

★ Caitlin G. said, “really liked using this resource. I have been having a hard time getting my students to remember/understand the importance of text features. This helped me really focus in and explain.

What’s Included:

Resource 1: Nonfiction Text Features: Images – 2nd Grade RI.2.7 & 3rd Grade RI.3.7

1. Nonfiction Text Features Example Charts (3 pgs.)

2. Text Feature Example Charts (3 pgs.)

3. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Power of Reading- 460L
  • The Water Cycle- 540L
  • Arbor Day- 600L
  • Layers of the Earth- 610L
  • Bottlenose Dolphins- 640L
  • How to Read a Nutrition Label- 660L
  • Tree Frogs- 720L
  • Booker T. Washington- 750L
  • Human Body Systems- 770L
  • New York City- 810L

4. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Princess Diana- 640L
  • NASA- 780L

Resource 2: Nonfiction Text Features 4th Grade RI.4.7

1. Nonfiction Text Features Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Paired Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Arbor Day- 750L
  • Human Body Systems- 770L
  • Parts of a Plant- 790L
  • Phases of the Moon- 820L
  • The RMS Titanic- 830L
  • Native North Americans- 860L
  • Eleanor Roosevelt- 880L
  • Asian Elephants- 980L
  • Stratigraphy- 970L
  • The Science of Flight- 990L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • The Life Cycle of a Frog- 740L
  • Muhammad Ali: Fighter in and out of the Ring- 850L

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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