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Reading Passages Nonfiction Set 3 for 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade

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These 12 nonfiction reading passages are perfect for close reading or test prep at any time of the year. Use for direct instruction, partner work, guided reading, homework, warm-up work, or intervention. Each passage requires close reading and a high level of thinking. Many context clues and inference questions are included. Each passage is about a Science or Social Studies topic to facilitate your cross-curricular instruction. Lexile levels have been assigned to each reading passage. Grade level designations are reflective of the Common Core Stretch Lexile Bands for 2nd and 3rd Grades.


These are the same passages that are included in my December, January and February Close Reading bundles, so if you own those OR the All-Year Close Reading Bundle, do not purchase this set because you already own these passages!


Titles Included:

1. The Wright Brothers: Were They First? (660L)
2. Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Leader (690L)
3. Cotton Candy (570L)
4. The Boston Tea Party (630L)
5. Celebrating the Chinese New Year (730L)
6. The Emperor Penguin (680L)
7. What's In Australia (660L)
8. Hibernation, a Long Winter's Nap (640L)
9. Kids on Facebook? (710L)
10. The Amazing Polar Bear (710L)
11. Super Bowl Sunday (740L)
12. Abe Lincoln Saves a Pig (680L)


To see the other sets in this series, click on the links below.

Set 1 - 16 passages
Set 2 - 12 passages
Set 3 - 12 passages
Set 4 - 12 passages
Bundle of all Four Sets


I have had the honor of writing professionally for The University of Texas at Austin. The texts you will be receiving are of the same quality you would receive from any publisher.


The license you are purchasing is to use this resource only in the classroom of the teacher who purchases it. Please purchase multiple licenses for a discounted price if this is for more than one teacher. Thank you for your honesty and for respecting my work.


Many blessings,

Rose Kasper
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