These Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions for Guided Reading Levels C through P (DRA Levels 3 - 38) are designed to help students learn to read carefully and to find evidence to support their answers to text-based questions.
The increasing complexity of these passages helps make differentiation efficient and effective. These passages are ideal for use during small group instruction, intervention lessons, close reading lessons, fluency work, as assessments, as homework or as morning work.
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★ Levels O and P Career-Focused Reading Comprehension Passages (The Second Set) consisting of 15 reading passages with 5 multiple choice questions and a page of written response questions for each passage
Over the years, I have found that students who can imagine themselves in successful careers have much more motivation to excel in school. I’ve just added two sets of passages to this bundle designed to help students learn about various careers while also developing listening, reading and writing skills.
The career passages in this set are ideal to read to students in first or second grade. It is truly never too early to help students begin to imagine possibilities! With each passage, there is a simple written response sheet prompting students to consider whether they might be interested in the career field. (These make great conversation starters at home!)
Students reading at Guided Reading Levels O and P are able to read these career-focused passages and then answer the text evidence questions. (I recommend taking time to discuss and introduce concepts or vocabulary that will be unfamiliar to your students.)
These career passages are designed to help teachers prepare students for assessments while also helping students understand the value of their education and the opportunities that await them.
This resource supports the following Student Outcomes and related Common Core Standards:
★ Students will answer questions about key details in a text (RI.K.1, RL.K.1, RI.1.1 and RL.1.1).
★ Students will read grade-level text with purpose and understanding (RF.K.4.A, RF.1.4.A, RF.2.4.A and RF.3.4.A).
★ Students will read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension (RF.1.4, RF.2.4 and RF.3.4).
★ Students will identify the main topic and retell key details of a text (RI.1.2).
★ Students will answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text (RL.2.1).
★ Students will determine the central message, lesson, or moral of stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures (RL.2.2).
★ Students will read common high-frequency words and grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words (RF.K.3c, RF.1.3g and RF.2.3.F).
★ Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text (RI.2.4 and RI.3.4).
★ Students will answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers (RL.3.1 and RI3.1).
★ Students will read prose, poetry and informational text of appropriate complexity for their grade (RL.1.10, RI.1.10, RL.2.10 and RI.2.10).
★ Students will read and comprehend informational text and literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently (RL.3.10 and RI.3.10).
Many thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Best wishes for a wonderful school year!
Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)
* Please note: An answer key is included for the multiple choice questions. For many of the written response questions, answers can vary and are considered correct as long as the student logically uses evidence from the text to support his or her answer.
This product is intended to support implementation of the CCSS. No association with the creators of the CCSS (©Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers) is intended or implied.