Close Reading Comprehension Color-Coding 2nd Grade - Print and Digital Versions

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Printable PDF and digital Google Slides™ versions included for blended learning. The articles and stories require students to justify answers to questions by marking the text evidence that supports their responses. The motivating activities result in high student engagement as they think about what they read.


You are covered with this resource. It includes a PDF printable version as well as a Google Slides™ digital version for distance learning. The informational articles and fictional stories focus on close reading and text dependent evidence which is great practice for 2nd grade. The included comprehension strategies require students to use inferences, draw conclusions, identify important facts, use context clues, identify important details. The passages and worksheets are great for close reading exercises that focus on citing textual evidence. Full answer keys are included which also includes the marking of text evidence.

All selections in this packet are readability leveled to between grade 2 and 3 (ages 7-8). They can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill levels. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, homework, homeschooling, test prep applications. PDF Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results.


The stories in this resource can be used as an assessment tool to test elementary students especially in grade 2 on their comprehension skill levels. Included are informational nonfiction articles, a biography, realistic fiction stories, a fable, a fairy tale, a legend. The exercises, problems, and activities on the printable worksheets adhere to core standards in the U.S and elsewhere. Included are articles and stories on The Bicycle Accident; The New Puppy; The Winning Goal; The Water Fight; Moose; Mom's Work; The Mice and the Monkey; The Bear Lake Monster; Rand and the Dragon; The Fastest Land Animal; Hummingbirds; Betsy's Old Farm; What's a Geyser?; The First Ice Cream; Martin Luther King, Jr.; The Bandit in the Night. The text based evidence activities can be a great supplement to district and state curriculum requirements and are easily adaptable to existing lesson plans. Students enjoy doing detective work as they try to justify their answers and then mark the text evidence that match their responses. Students enjoy using colored pencils to shade the text evidence.


Other effective and motivating language resources are available through Rick's Resources as follows:

Close Reading Comprehension Color-Coding Text Evidence Grade 3

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Close Reading Comprehension Color-Coding Text Evidence Grade 7

Close Reading Comprehension Color-Coding Text Evidence Grades 3-6 BUNDLE


Rick Whitehead has been a teacher and author for over 30 years in public and private practice. His background includes teaching in public schools, curriculum development, school program design, private mentoring and author of juvenile fiction. He is devoted to helping children learn and grow by providing high-quality resources that are highly motivating and effective even for the most reluctant learners.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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