Books and Passages

Passage

Grade: 2
Lexile Level: 710L
Domain: Life Science
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

This passage also works well as a read-aloud activity for kindergarten and first grade students.


Vocabulary Word Lessons

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Paired Text Lesson

Standards

This Passage & Question Set, related Vocabulary, and Paired Text align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

Passage & Question Set
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10

Vocabulary
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6

Paired Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9

Full Standards Descriptions


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

User Comments

I like the content and length of the passages. The vocabulary and syntax is appropriate. I like that the questions are varied and require the student to find explicit and implicit information.
These passages are great! I have several first grade students who are reading above grade level. I will definitely use these for their reading extension.
I like the second grade passage about Sara the Seagull and am going to try this as an ESL activity for 3rd graders. The vocabulary appears easy enough for the group I will be getting since a number of them know some English.
I think I just found my reading homework for this year and coming years. These look very nice.
I really like the quality of the passages and the diversity of question types. I will certainly use these with my students this year. Thank you!

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