These highly engaging reading comprehension passages are professionally leveled by Lexile, Fountas and Pinnell, DRA, and grade level. Students can work on a specific comprehension skill while answering multiple choice, short answer questions, and underlining text evidence in the story. Because the comprehension passages are written for older students, they don't seem babyish to them.
Students are able to work at their ability level while completing purposeful work. This allows time for the teacher to work in small groups while the students are engaged and practicing their reading comprehension skills. The comprehension passages are available in both print and digital format and answer keys are included. These shorter passages allow for students to build stamina, which is crucial for the beginning of the year.
Included in the comprehension passages set:
- 4 comprehension passages for practicing a specific skill.
- A/B multiple-choice questioning.
- Open-ended evidence-based question.
- Challenge activity to find evidence in the text.
- Custom Illustrations from Malaya Bengel Art.
- Lexile, F&P, and grade levels for each passage.
- Completed answer keys.Recommended for grades 2-6
Comprehension Passages are available in a money-saving Bundle, which contains all 36 of the reading comprehension skills required by Common Core Standards. They can also be purchased individually to work on specific reading skills, allowing the teacher to customize to the needs of the students.
- Author's Purpose
- Background Knowledge
- Cause and Effect
- Drawing Conclusions
- Fact and Opinion
- Finding Evidence
- Main Idea and Details
- Making Connections
- Problem and Solution
- Reader's Purpose
- Story Structure
- Text Features
- Text Importance
- Understanding Characters
- Word Strategies
Pair the comprehension passages with the differentiated comprehension task cards for even more practice. For more information on how to use these task cards, follow the link to a blog post, Task Cards for Reading Comprehension with Older Students