2nd Grade Benchmark Reading Assessments - Passages, Questions & Data PRINT ONLY

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Teachers will assess and track student growth and progress through 3 reading benchmark tests to help guide instruction and interventions.


✅These benchmark assessments can be used for the beginning, middle, and end of the year to track growth and identify learning gaps. Passages and question sets are aligned to 2nd grade Common Core Standards.

✅Features certified Lexile® leveled close reading passages with standard-based questions to give teachers a clear picture of student gaps and track progress to guide instruction.


✏️Comprehensive - Includes 3 separate benchmark assessments. Each assessment is broken up into 5-6 fiction and nonfiction passages.

✏️Lexile Levels - All qualifying passages include a certified Lexile measure. Passages vary across the 2nd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).

✏️Easy Data Management - Excel data spreadsheet with instructions is also included. Simply enter the student names and answers. The spreadsheet will breakdown student results by question and by standard.

✏️Empowering - Benchmark tests & resulting data empowers teachers to make data driven decisions regarding interventions or small groups. Teachers and students can celebrate success.

✏️Thorough - Each assessment is lengthy and will require time for students to take, but results will be a valuable tool to guide long-term instruction.

These benchmarks can be used with my standards-based comprehension passages for 2nd grade.

MagiCore 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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2nd Grade Fiction and Nonfiction Comprehension MEGA Bundle

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Units


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.


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