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Text Structure: Sentences & Paragraphs - 3rd RI.3.8 - Printable & Digital RI3.8

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Learning Objective

Students will use close reading exercises to describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence, description, and problem and solution).

Description

⭐️These 23 printable and digital Lexile® leveled reading comprehension passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 3rd grade text structure skills for RI.3.8. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. Students learn to find the logical connection between specific sentences and paragraphs in a text. This resource covers comparison, cause & effect, and sequence text structures.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching text structures of sentences and paragraphs.

⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and three skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third grade bands.

⭐️This printable and digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides for distance learning.

*Digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.

Features:

✏️Lexile Levels - Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).

✏️Integrated Color Coding - Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.

✏️Comprehensive - Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.

✏️Scaffolding - Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.

✏️Highly Engaging - Contains original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

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★ Patricia M. said, "Great all in one resource that allows students to practice the different text structures. I love that it includes different reading levels!"

What's Included:

1. Supporting Reasons Anchor Chart

2. Comparison Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Frogs and Toads- 530L
  • The Sister Planets- 690L
  • Political Parties- 720L
  • Christmas and Hanukkah- 740L

3. Cause and Effect Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Fighting Colds- 550L
  • Black Rhinoceroses- 600L
  • The Great Depression- 640L
  • Volcanoes- 700L

3. Sequence Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin- 510L
  • How to Make Tacos- 590L
  • Mae Jemison- 620L
  • Directions to Magic Kingdom from Hilton Hotel- 690L

4. Description

  • Madame Monet and Her Son- 470L
  • Holi: Festival of Colors- 590L
  • What is Inside a Volcano?- 610L
  • A Dragon in France- 770L

5. Problem & Solution

  • M&M’s Candy- 470L
  • Phobias- 590L
  • Saving the Hawaiian Language- 610L
  • Winter the Dolphin- 770L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Sequence: Benjamin Franklin- 670L
  • Comparison: America’s Favorite Sports- 750L
  • Cause and Effect: Forest Fires- 750L

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See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.

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Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

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