⭐️Students of all reading levels can learn and practice answering questions, both literal and inferencing with these 20 unique Lexile® certified close reading comprehension passages and question sets that span CCSS Text Complexity Bands for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
⭐️Reading comprehension passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing context clues skills. Aligned to CCSS RI2.1 &RI3.1, RI4.1 & RI.5.1, students learn to answer questions in a passage using text evidence.
⭐️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 & 5th grade classes with below and on-level readers
✏️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.
★ 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…“.
★ Allyse B. said, Common Core Kingdom is my JAM! No matter what curriculum your district is using (mine is using balanced literacy), they still use state standards and these wonderful resources are extremely thorough. I love that there is an anchor chart my students can cut and glue into their reading notebooks to refer back to during independent work and I usually use the hardest one to model for my students. What is also great is the leveled passages because it is easy to differentiate and not have to look all over the place for multiple sources that follow the same standard and your’e differentiating with fidelity! 10 out of 10 would recommend!
Resource 1: Answering Questions – 2nd Grade RI.2.1 & 3rd Grade RI.3.1
1. Question Stem Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Types of Questions Anchor Page
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- How to Learn Sign Language- 470L
- Great White Sharks- 520L
- How to Brush Your Teeth- 530L
- French Fries- 580L
- Helen Keller- 600L
- The Human Body- 660L
- Loggerhead Sea Turtles-790L
- Fast Food Frenzy- 810L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- A Healthy Addition to Your Diet- 520L
- Dr. Seuss- 740L
Resource 2: Inferencing 4th Grade RI.4.1 and 5th Grade RI.5.1
1. Types of Questions Journal Page/Anchor Chart
2. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Loggerhead Sea Turtles- 750L
- The Egyptian Pyramids- 780L
- Rainbows- 830L
- Helen Keller- 870L
- Narwhals- 890L
- Paleontology- 920L
- The History of Mario- 930L
- Black Holes- 970L
- Ben Hogan- 1000L
- Autism Spectrum Disorder- 1010L
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Brady Bunch– 840L
- Screen Time- 970L
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