These habitats and ecosystems leveled passages and readers now include both print and digital versions on Google Slides and are ideal for distance learning. Included is a set of 12 close reading passages and 12 leveled readers for second grade students. Four different topics are included in both article format and book/reader format. Each one is written in 3 reading levels in both print and digital form, giving you 24 passages + 24 readers for a total of 48 reading choices. This resource is the perfect companion to Habitats & Ecosystems 2nd Grade Science unit and Habitats & Ecosystems Digital Resources.
The reading levels range from beginning of year 2nd grade to end of year 2nd grade and correlate to Lexile levels 400-500L, 500-600L, and 600-700L. These carefully written resources are ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice in both print and digital formats. They are an ideal way to practice reading skills and reinforce science content.
Easy to differentiate, each leveled passage and reader includes 2 sets of questions. Text dependent questions for students to locate and color code evidence in the text, and text structure questions that target 9 key learning standards for reading informational text.
- Ask and answer questions
- Read and comprehend
- Main topic
- Text features
- Images & diagrams
- Text purpose
- Word meanings
- Context clues
- Cause & effect
The questions are identical for each reading level allowing you to use a specific passage whole group and discuss the questions all together, even if some students are using a different level. The passages and readers are ideal to use in guided reading groups and as interventions materials. Answer keys are included.
To save you time I’ve included procedures for using the passages, reading level conversions chart, teacher’s notes, and Common Core standards alignment page for 2nd grade reading informational text.
This resource also includes Digital Versions:
A clickable links page with links to the 24 digital resources is included in the download. When you click each link, it will automatically make a copy for you to save to your Google Drive.
Teacher directions for using and assigning the resources in Google Classroom are also included.
Please see the preview for more details and pictures of all that is included in the download.
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Properties of Matter (coming soon)
Earth Changes & Landforms (coming soon)
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