Are you looking for something for your students to practice their close reading and comprehension skills? These might just be just what you're looking for! Use these 20 original phonics passages to have your students accomplish great things. Here is what each passage includes:
*** Lexiled text: Passages range in Lexile from 220-720. This resource can be used from grades 1 -3, depending on the learners in your classroom. Remember, you know your students best. Please check to see if these Lexiles will be a good fit for your class! A more detailed list of titles, lexiles, and blends is listed at the bottom.
***phonics connected: each page focuses on a specific blend or digraph that contains 4 or more focus words in the text. Students will highlight each focus word as they read. blend and digraphs include: sh, sn, cl, qu, sk, sp, ch, sm, fl, gl, bl, pl, tr, sl, dr, sw, gr, st, fr, wh
***practice finding evidence: Students will use three different colors to go back into the text and underline where they found the answers to the multiple choice questions.
***answering questions about the text: Students will practice answering comprehension questions about the text.
***writing extension: Students will answer a written questions and must provide support/evidence from the text in their answer.
These passages can be used in guided reading, MTSS/RTI, centers, or homework practice. If copies are an issue at your school, just print one, put in a clear pocket sleeve, and use dry erase markers to complete. They can write their response in a reader's response notebook or notebook paper.
A Small Bug 220 sm-
The Funny Clown 240 cl-
Shelly’s Shells 350 sh-
The Tricky Train 360 tr-
The White Whale 390 wh-
The Red Cherry 420 ch-
Speedy the Spider 440 sp-
My Skates 470 sk-
Fun With Friends 490 fr-
The Quiet Queen 570 qu-
The White Swan 590 sw-
The Snake 600 sn-
The Green Dragon 600 dr-
The Fly 630 fl-
He Was a Star 630 st-
Gloria’s Glasses 630 gl-
A Rainy Day 660 bl-
Plenty to Plant 690 pl-
A Big Grizzly 690 gr-
The Sloppy Slice 720 sl-
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If you liked this resource, check out my other comprehension practice pages.
2nd Grade Non Fiction Passages
2nd Grade Non Fiction Passages Part 2
2nd Grade Non Fiction Passages Bundle: Part I and part II