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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.

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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.
I agree with the idea of attaching the standards and the skills. The passages and the questions that follow will be so very useful for my reading groups. Thanks to all who worked so hard to put the passages together.
Thank you all for your comments about the standards alignment. We are in the process of making changes to the website to better provide standards alignment information at the individual passage and question set level. It is a work in progress and will take some time, so thank you for your patience. However, in the meantime, it is important to note that most of the passages and question sets meet Anchor Standards 1, 4, 5, and 10. Please follow the link to understand why and view one of our annotated question sets:
I would love to see the coding from CCSS standards attached to the questions. It will make it easier for teacher to see the connection to the standards and help them identify re-teaching needs for students.
These passages are great and the questions are wonderful. I agree that the standards posted next to the questions would be helpful. Thanks to all who created these and the many more that are to come. It's great to have this resource.
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.
Passages and questions are awesome. So glad to have free access to these passages. Thanks for the great job you do at ReadWorks. I think it would be awesome if the standard was listed next to each question.
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 love what I see. The only possible thing that could make this even better would be if the skills were posted next to the titles.
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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