Characters Respond to Events & Challenges - RL.2.3 - Reading Passages for RL2.3

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⭐️This collection of 12 printable and digital Lexile® leveled stories and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing character response skills for RL.2.3. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. Students learn to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching character response skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.

⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second grade band.

⭐️This printable and digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides.

*This digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.

Key Features:

✏️Lexile Levels - Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd 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 designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

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★ Queen of Class said, "Very helpful and easy to use resource. Very helpful if you need a print and go activity or a quick assessment. Thank you!"

★ Samantha R. said, "This is a great resource to help differentiate learning and reading strategies in the classroom."

★ Rachel T. said, "This really helped me teach this benchmark! Thanks!"

What's Included:

1. Characters and Challenges Anchor Chart/Journal Page

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Madeline and Barry- 460L
  • Martin’s Math Troubles- 490L
  • The Big Game- 500L
  • A Trip to the Toy Store- 550L
  • Milo and Annie- 560L
  • The Big Move- 590L
  • Surviving the Storm- 600L
  • Henry’s Halloween Party- 620L
  • Allie and Her Messy Room- 640L
  • Birthday Party Upset- 720L

3. Assessment Passages & Question Sets

  • School Bus Bully- 500L
  • Saving Robin- 620L

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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Character Respond to Problems Task Cards 2nd & 3rd Grade

Skill Pack Bundle:

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.

Character Response Skill Pack - RL.2.3 Classroom & Distance Learning

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Recount Stories Bundle- RL2.2 & RL3.2

Fiction Reading Comprehension Bundle- 2nd Grade

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2nd Grade Fiction and Nonfiction Comprehension MEGA Bundle

3rd Grade Fiction and Nonfiction Comprehension MEGA Bundle

Looking for More Differentiation❔❓❔

Similar units are available for 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade levels!

Characters, Settings, and Events - 1st Grade RL.1.3 - Google Distance Learning

Describe Characters in a Story - 3rd Grade RL.3.3 - Google Distance Learning

Characters, Setting, & Events 4th Grade RL.4.3 - Printable & Digital

Compare & Contrast: Characters Settings Events RL.5.3 - Google Distance Learning


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Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


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